The term "student-centered learning" refers to a wide variety of educational programs, instructional approaches, academic support strategies, learning experiences, all of these are meant to address the distinctive learning needs, interests, aspirations, cultural backgrounds of each n every individual as well as a group of students.
It is a broad teaching approach which replaces lectures while following active learning. It is also known as learner-centered education which encompasses the methods of teaching.
Student-centered Learning is an approach to education which aims to overcome the problems. It focuses on the needs and development of students in class rather than pedagogical learning materials.
To reach this goal, teachers, lecturers and various other are constantly working on the digital part of education or to make it more 'digitalized'.
Teaching and learning are ‘personalized’ as the students have the flexibility to learn anytime & anywhere. They are given opportunities to make choices about their own learning.
There are several different ways that an educator can attempt a more student-centered approach.
Here are a few strategies that are commonly interlinked with student-centered learning:
It is a student specialized approach where their interests and culture are taken into consideration and incorporated into their education. While this may certainly engage the student in the process of learning, it is just one component of a fully student-centered approach.
It is yet another engaging strategy which is sometimes related to student-centered learning. While this encourages students to develop an array of skills that can be applied anytime/ anywhere, this is not a completely student-centered approach. Though, any student-centered program will certainly incorporate the generalization of skills that project-based learning promotes.