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Student Centred Learning

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Tools for use in Student Centred Learning environments

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Student Centred Learning

  1. 1. Student Centred Learning
  2. 2. <ul><li>Student-centred learning (also called student-centered learning , child-centred learning , or child-centered learning ) is an approach to education focusing on the needs of the students, rather than those of others involved in the educational process, such as teachers and administrators. </li></ul>
  3. 3. A move from… <ul><li>Teacher centred activity </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage of content </li></ul><ul><li>Giving knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Student centred activity </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding of concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Students as questioners and problem solvers </li></ul><ul><li>Searching for knowledge, thinking for themselves </li></ul>to
  4. 4. Student Centred Learning <ul><li>Are actively engaged in their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>Are encouraged to think independently </li></ul><ul><li>Needs and interests determine course activities </li></ul><ul><li>Have choices </li></ul><ul><li>Have opportunities to investigate and discover </li></ul><ul><li>Work collaboratively </li></ul><ul><li>Are given authentic problems to solve </li></ul><ul><li>Are assessed for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate understanding in a variety of ways </li></ul><ul><li>Receive active guided support and instruction </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=d1296214afd7cc367045 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Acquiring and Organizing information <ul><li>Google, wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth, Google Maps </li></ul><ul><li>WorldWide Telescope ( http://worldwidetelescope.org/ ) and ( http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/224 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for Visualization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.visualthesaurus.com / </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Collaborating <ul><li>Ning ( Sample 1 or Sample 2 ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your own social network for your students. Ning has been known to remove the ads if you tell them you are using for K-12 education. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Classblogmeister </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=167360 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// bcrural.blogspot.com / </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Wikis <ul><li>Curriki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Curriki members can form a group around any subject area, grade level, or educational philosophy. It's where members meet, share ideas, and work collaboratively with other educators.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Based Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Aboriginal Literature Circle </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sound, Images and Video <ul><li>TeacherTube , SchoolTube </li></ul><ul><li>Animoto </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create own music video by uploading music and selecting music – 30 sec max </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload powerpoint files and then embed in blog or share </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lunapic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based image editor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Voicethread </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload your images, record your voice over each image, invite others to collaborate, embed in your blog, collaborative storytelling. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Others <ul><li>ccMixter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Commons music </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flashcard Friends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social network for creating, sharing and learning using flash cards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us or Furl </li></ul><ul><li>Mixbook </li></ul><ul><li>CogDogRoo </li></ul>

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