What do we mean by learner-centredness?
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Opinions and research about learner-centered (also called student-centred) learning vary. Some scholars consider that it means students have a choice about their education whereas others look at learner-centeredness from the level of involvement that students have in the learning process, for example, active versus passive learning. Therefore, in a learner-centred educational environment, their expectation is that students are more involved in the learning process. Other definitions are broader and include both choice and activity, and also a shift in the power relationship between student and teacher.
O'Neill, G., & McMahon, T. (2005) Student-centred learning: What does it mean for students and lecturers? In O’Neill, G., Moore, S., McMullin, B. (Eds). Emerging Issues in the Practice of University Learning and Teaching. Dublin:AISHE. Retrieved from http://www.aishe.org/readings/2005-1/oneill-mcmahon-Tues_19th_Oct_SCL.html