UBC’s World Cafe<br />What is student-centered learning?<br />
facilitators<br />Jan Johnson: Manager, Facilitation and Process Design <br />Cindy Underhill: Learning Resource Design St...
what we’re aiming for...<br />A documented collection of your ideas about student centered learning. What does it mean? Wh...
how we’ll get there..<br />Discussion<br />Sticky notes for ideas<br />Grouping ideas according to themes/patterns<br />Co...
student-centered perspective...<br />  “Learning results from what the student does and thinks and only from what the stud...
student-centered principles<br />Active, experiential<br />Shared power between teacher/student: teacher as guide<br />Foc...
what does it look like?<br />as a learner<br />Photo by velcro on Flickr<br />
or this...<br />as a teacher<br />From wasme on Flickr<br />
or this...<br />as a teacher<br />
or this...<br />as a teacher<br />
or this...<br />as a teacher<br />
or this...<br />How do you know?<br />as a teacher<br />
or somewhere in between...<br />as a teacher<br />From O’Neill and McMahon 2005<br />
Discussion 1<br />Talk about:<br />What happens when an attempt at creating a student centered environment doesn’t work?  ...
Discussion 2<br />Talk about:<br />What are the ingredients for a student centered learning environment that works?  Why a...
observations<br />What patterns do you notice?<br />Are you surprised by anything you see?<br />Is there anything missing?...
thank you!<br />Outcomes assembled on UBCWiki:<br />http://wiki.ubc.ca/Documentation:World_Cafe<br />
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    1. 1. UBC’s World Cafe<br />What is student-centered learning?<br />
    2. 2. facilitators<br />Jan Johnson: Manager, Facilitation and Process Design <br />Cindy Underhill: Learning Resource Design Strategist<br />Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT)<br />
    3. 3. what we’re aiming for...<br />A documented collection of your ideas about student centered learning. What does it mean? What do we need in order to support it?<br />
    4. 4. how we’ll get there..<br />Discussion<br />Sticky notes for ideas<br />Grouping ideas according to themes/patterns<br />Collective observations<br />
    5. 5. student-centered perspective...<br /> “Learning results from what the student does and thinks and only from what the student does and thinks. The teacher can advance learning only by influencing what the student does to learn.”<br />- Herbert Simon ( late Prof. Carnegie Mellon University)<br />
    6. 6. student-centered principles<br />Active, experiential<br />Shared power between teacher/student: teacher as guide<br />Focus on deep learning* and understanding<br />Learner assumes responsibility for learning<br />Learner constructs knowledge<br />Social context important<br />*intention: to understand (beyond task completion)<br />
    7. 7. what does it look like?<br />as a learner<br />Photo by velcro on Flickr<br />
    8. 8. or this...<br />as a teacher<br />From wasme on Flickr<br />
    9. 9. or this...<br />as a teacher<br />
    10. 10. or this...<br />as a teacher<br />
    11. 11. or this...<br />as a teacher<br />
    12. 12. or this...<br />How do you know?<br />as a teacher<br />
    13. 13. or somewhere in between...<br />as a teacher<br />From O’Neill and McMahon 2005<br />
    14. 14. Discussion 1<br />Talk about:<br />What happens when an attempt at creating a student centered environment doesn’t work? Impact on teachers? Learners?<br />Do:<br />brainstorm ideas on flip chart paper<br />choose a few key ideas and write on sticky notes<br />add to wall<br />
    15. 15. Discussion 2<br />Talk about:<br />What are the ingredients for a student centered learning environment that works?  Why are those ingredients important? <br />Do:<br /> brainstorm ideas on flip chart paper<br />choose a few key ideas and write on sticky notes<br />add to wall<br />change group – one “messenger” stays behind.<br />
    16. 16. observations<br />What patterns do you notice?<br />Are you surprised by anything you see?<br />Is there anything missing?<br />Something you would like to move or highlight?<br />One thing that you will take away from the discussion?<br />
    17. 17. thank you!<br />Outcomes assembled on UBCWiki:<br />http://wiki.ubc.ca/Documentation:World_Cafe<br />

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