THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER
WHY FACULTY PREFER MORE TEACHER-
CENTERED ROLES
The transition to learner-centered teaching has showed many
of us just how much we like being the center of action in the
classroom. With a captive audience, we simply cannot
pass up the opportunity to show our stuff. With me, it's telling stories. love to spin a tale (always true, of course), and as the years
have accumulated, so have my stories. Some I've told enough
to have perfected the punch lines. On a good day, even with a
dead class I can tell one of those stories and suddenly the class
comes to life. I feel such a sense of accomplishment when raucous
laughter sweeps across the room. And students remember my
stories.


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Learner Centred Teaching; Five key changes to practice
by Maryellen Weimer (2nd edition) 2013 Jossey-Bass publishers


WHY HASN'T TEACHING BECOME
MORE LEARNER-CENTERED?
If learner-centered approaches more effectively promote learning
(documented by research in Chapter Two) and the idea of facilitating learning makes good intuitive sense to faculty, then why
aren't we seeing more change in the way students are being
taught? Perhaps what makes sense intellectually has turned out to be tougher to implement than most of us expected. Here are some
reasons why teaching has not become more learner-centered.

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Learner Centred Teaching; Five key changes to practice
by Maryellen Weimer (2nd edition) 2013 Jossey-Bass publishers
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