DescriptionDeveloping Learner-Centered Teaching offers a step-by-step plan for transforming any course from teacher-centered to the more engaging learner-centered model. Filled with self-assessments and worksheets that are based on each of the five practices identified in Maryellen Weimer's Learner-Centered Teaching, this groundbreaking book gives instructors, faculty developers, and instructional designers a practical and effective resource for putting the learner-centered model into action.
List of Tables, Exhibits, and Boxes.
Part I. TRANSFORMING TEACHING TO BE MORE LEARNER-CENTERED.
2. Understanding the Rubrics.
3. Tools for Facilitating Change and Assessment.
Part II. THE FIVE DIMENSIONS OF LEARNER-CENTERED TEACHING.
4. The Function of Content.
5. The Role of the Instructor.
6. The Responsibility for Learning.
7. The Purposes and Processes Of Assessment.
8. The Balance of Power.
Part III. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION.
9. Can All Courses Be Learner-Centered?
10. Strategies for Overcoming Obstacles and Resistance.
11. Summary and Conclusions.
Appendix A. Glossary of Terms.
Appendix B. The Rubrics, the Planning for Transformation Exercise, and the Documentation to Support the Selected Status Form.
Appendix C. Development of the Rubrics.
“…if readers treat certain components of this book as a workbook and complete the activities while reading, Blumberg cleverly leaves them with a set plan for their course transformations and the lasting impression that they can overcome their own hesitation to change, as well as any other obstacles they may face. As a result, this practical and well-written book is recommended for all those who are willing to begin gradually shifting away from instructor-centered teaching towards a more learner-centered approach. This resource will be useful to a broad range of educators including instructors, faculty developers, administrators, and graduate students.” —Kathleen Moore, Brock University, for Educational Developers Caucus