Student-Centered Learning A KIPP: 3D Academy Professional Learning Community
Student-centered instruction involves students in the production (performing), perception, (knowing/content), reflection (feeling) process that is generated by student-driven criteria and outcomes.
Student-centered learning is where students are viewed as active participants in learning and co-constructors of knowledge; teachers are viewed as facilitators; and curriculum focuses on active construction of knowledge through individual inquiry, problem-solving or social processes; learning activities designed to meet interests, abilities, and experiences of students; and creating a challenging and supportive learning environment for all students.
A student-centered learning classroom is a classroom where the teacher acts as a facilitator of learning. Lessons are designed so students unpack their learning and develop a deeper understanding of concepts through cooperative, social, and independent learning experiences. (I.E.: PBL, differentiated centers, student-run routines and procedures, discussion, and real-world application).