Student centered learning: an approach to fostering democracy in schools

Jacobs, George, and Power, Michael A (2016) Student centered learning: an approach to fostering democracy in schools. Beyond Words, 4 (2). pp. 79-87.

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After an opening anecdote about a well-functioning small group of students, the article discusses concepts related to democracy. Next, the article defines student centered learning (SCL) and some SCL elements, linking these elements to concepts in democracy. The following section offers various means of implementing SCL. Subsequently, the article looks at issues raised about the use of SCL. To conclude the article, the authors maintain that SCL not only promotes learning but that SCL also fosters democracy.

Item ID: 50243
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2338-6339
Keywords: democracy, student centered learning, student-student cooperation
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Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 04:51
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 100%
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