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Debate: Student centred learning Vs Teacher centred learning

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DEBATE: STUDENT CENTRED LEARNING VS TEACHER CENTRED LEARNING ALTAF KORIMBOCUS Student centred learning and teacher centred learning both have their advantages and disadvantages, there have been numerous facts, beliefs and ideas proposed to say which learning style is the most effective, but there is no distinct answer to which is the best method. The main advantages of student centred learning is that the pupil has more of an active role to play in their learning. In the course of doing this students can adapt the way they learn, to make their studies more effective. ...read more.


To help resolve these problems individual or competitive learning may be the answer; however the amount of emotional and intellectual support from peers dwindles, and also students become more aware of the progress of others which may make them put more effort into their work. The teacher centred style is more associated with a more formal and direct way of teaching. This style can help to ensure that students are learning what they need to learn, though the teacher telling them what to do and think, but by using this method there can be more control over the class and the amount of social distractions would decrease, leading to lower noise levels and possibly a higher level of academic achievement. ...read more.


Another advantage of this style is that the information received from a teacher is more likely to be more accurate and reliable whereas if a student was working alone or in groups they may be learning the wrong things. This method is also more suited to shyer and insecure students. In my opinion I think that there needs to be a healthy balance between the two styles, too much of one may lead to an imbalance in what the student may need to know and learn, and also I think that the student should distinguish what works best for them and help themselves to accomplish more though individual or co-operative learning if it is not provided in class. ...read more.

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