The Learner-Centered Classroom and School: Strategies for Increasing Student Motivation and Achievement / Edition 1

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Overview

A dynamic approach to education that is responsive to the needs of the learner and produces students who are motivated for success.The Learner-Centered Classroom and School shows educators and administrators how they can fill their classrooms with students who are eager for success and motivated to learn. The learner-centered approach focuses on designing instruction that is sensitive to the individual students needs, abilities, and interests rather than rigidly tied to the subject matter. This unique approach emphasizes cooperation, is respectful of the learner, and trusts individuals to be responsible their own learning. The book is filled with useful examples and practical suggestions for implementing learner-centered concepts into any school or classroom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787908362
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/24/1997
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

BARBARA L. MCCOMBS is senior director for human development and motivation at the mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL) located in Aurora, Colorado. JO SUE WHISLER is senior program associate at McREL. They both live in Denver.

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Table of Contents

What is "Learner-Centered"?

Why Learner-Centered?

The Learner-Centered Classroom.

The Learner-Centered School System.

Making the Transition to Learner-Centered Classrooms and Schools.

An Action Plan for Ongoing Learning and Change.

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