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This presentation was given on March 17, 2010 at the conference, "The Integration of Learner-Centered Approaches in Pre-Service Teacher Training" in the Sultanate of Oman. ...

This presentation was given on March 17, 2010 at the conference, "The Integration of Learner-Centered Approaches in Pre-Service Teacher Training" in the Sultanate of Oman.

The presentation summarizes a survey of educators around the world about their plans for using (or not using) student-centered methodologies in their teaching, posing the question, What is your experience with student- centered teaching and how does your experience compare with educators around the world?

Responses were received from educators in 25 countries.

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  • Using social media and other online tools, we surveyed educators around the world about their opinions, experience, and plans for using (or not using) student-centered methodologies in their teaching.

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  • A Comparison of Learner-Centered Applications in Oman and Other Countries
    Vicky Frank
    President
    Seward Inc.
  • What are the trends in using student-centered teaching methodologies, and how do these compare with the experience of workshop attendees?
  • social media and other online tools
    Educator Google Groups
    ICT Education: Those interested in the use of ICT in education development and reform around the globe with special attention to North Africa and the Middle East.
    WikiEducator Teacher Collaboration Forum: This discussion forum is intended to be used as platform for Teachers around the World to openly share ideas, good practices, develop content and hold workshops for the benefit of students around the world and themselves.
    Educator LinkedIn Groups
    ROLE: Establishes an (e-)learning community interested in Responsive Open Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) that focus on the learner.
    Technology Integration in Education: A social networking group for educators and professionals to network together in order to discuss ways in which technology can be seamlessly integrated into the education of students in grades K-College. 
    iNACOL: The International Association for K-12 Online Learning
    Teacher Forums (Teachers.net) Twitter (Followed educators/groups)
    Facebook Groups (Tech in Sp Ed) Email Lists
  • 25 Countries
    157 Respondents
  • Years Teaching
    Average = 15 Years
  • 23
    41
    Level Taught by Subject
    76
    8
  • How are you
    teaching now?
    50.9%
    US 62
    All 148
    Oman 46
    India 11
  • How are you teaching now?
    South Africa 4
    New Zealand 3
    All 147
    Nigeria 3
    Iran 5
    Uganda 2
  • Have you had graduate work or professional development in writing/teaching online?
    Yes
  • Have you had graduate work or professional development in writing/teaching online?
    No
  • Did you learn student-centered methods in pre-service teaching?
  • Is student-centered teaching easier or harder than teacher-centered teaching?
  • Are you using student-centered practices in your teaching?
  • Why did you adopt a student-centered learning approach?
    Any other approach really doesn't work--they can't learn if it's all about you.
    It is a more natural way to teach...as it follows the children's interest.
    To provide students an opportunity to develop their own interests, provided [the learning] lies within the curricular sphere.
    Student-centered is better suited to online.
    Research shows students learn more with SCT.
    Technology has made student-centered methods easier to implement.
    To improve practical problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Why did you adopt a student-centered learning approach?
    It's the need of this era.
    It is very effective; motivating; interesting; easy for the teacher, etc.
    To develop students all around. It also builds their confidence and ability to construct and transfer knowledge.
    It fits my beliefs about teaching and learning and it suits my personal style.
    Self directed approach provides motivation in learning.
    It fits my teaching philosophy and teaching style.
    Technology has made student-centered methods easier to implement.
    To improve practical problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Why did you adopt a student-centered learning approach?
    Requested by superior (Head of Department)
    Technology has made student-centered methods easier to implement.
    To improve practical problem solving and critical thinking.
  • What barriers have you encountered to scl?
    110/157
  • What Methodologies are you using to help students succeed?
    114/157
  • Do student-centered learning approaches lead to improved student performance?
    110 respondents answered this question.
    Yes
  • What benefits have you observed?
    111/157
  • Why AREN’T YOU USING STUDENT-CENTERED PRACTICES IN YOUR TEACHING?
    13/157
  • WILL YOU USE STUDENT-CENTERED PRACTICES IN FUTURE TEACHING?
    8/157
    13/157
  • WILL YOU USE STUDENT-CENTERED PRACTICES IN FUTURE TEACHING?
    8/157
    13/157
  • Future of this survey
    Survey is currently active at www.surveymonkey.com/s/student-centered
    To receive complete set of results and/or list of groups and forums, email vfrank@sewardinc.com
    This presentation will be available on SlideShare or by request
  • Thank you!