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Learner-Centered Instruction

Literature review

What is LCI?

"The goal of a learner centered practice is to create learning environments that optimize students’ opportunities to pay attention and actively engage in authentic, meaningful, and useful learning." Terry Doyle

The Principles of Learner-Center Teaching (by Maryellen Weimer) are:

  • Teachers do learning tasks less
  • Teachers do less telling; Students do more discovering
  • Teachers do more design work (of activities and learning experiences)
  • Faculty do more modeling
  • Faculty do more to get students learning from and with each other
  • Faculty work to create climates for learning
  • Faculty do more with feedback