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Martes, Setyembre 27, 2011

InformationTechnology in Support of Student-Centered Learning

Desiring to gain effectiveness, efficiency and economy in administration and instruction, schools in these developed economies have also adopted the support of ICT's. Their students have now become active not passive learners, who can interact with other learners, demonstrating independence and self-awareness in the learning process.

Observably, there is a departure from traditional worksheet, read-and-answer, drill-and-practice activities. Students also no longer need to mark the tests of peers since the computer has programs for test evaluation and computerized scoring of results.

It must be pointed out, however, that traditional classroom activities - especially in less developed countries - will continue to have a strong place in the classroom. In spite of this setback experienced in some countries, the option has now been opened for the modern teacher to shift gears to student centered learning.


As we all know, in the traditional classroom, a teacher can discipline and manage his/her students. The teacher in that has always the first and final say in the lesson. But the difference is that in the traditional classroom, a student can sometimes feel intimidated and bored since it is always the voice of the teacher who echoes most of the time and leads the discussion. While in a SCL environment, it gives students the venue to interact with each other, be motivated as everyone can participate and enjoy. It can be as noisy as it is, but it gives the students independence and self-awareness.

The Traditional Classroom

It may be observed that classrooms are usually arranged with neat columns and rows of student chairs or desks, while the teacher stands in front of the classroom or sits behind his table. This situation is necessitated by the need to maintain classroom discipline, also allows the teacher to control classroom activities through lecture presentation and teacher-led discussions.

Noticeably, however, after spending so many minutes in lesson presentation and class management, students can get restless and fidgety. Often enough, the teacher has to also manage misbehaviour in class as students start to talk among themselves or simply stare away in lack of attention.

The SCL Classroom

          John Dewey has described traditional learning as a process in which the teacher pours information to student learners, much like pouring water from a jug into cups. This is based on the long accepted belief that the teacher must perform his role of teaching so that learning can occur. This learning approach is generally known as direct instruction, and it has worked well for obtaining many kinds of learning outcomes. The problem with it is that the approach in learning, however, is the fact that the world’s societies have began to change. It may not be felt strongly to countries in which on countries who depends mostly their economy to factory workers. Traditional and direct instruction is very useful in these countries.

          In contrast, industrialized societies we find knowledge-based economies in which workers depend on information that can be accessed through information and communication technologies (ICTs). Desiring to gain effectiveness, efficiency and economy in administration, schools in these developed economies have also adopted the support of ICTs. Their students have now become active not passive learners, demonstrating independence and self-awareness in the learning process.



Issues:
IT Support in Student Centered Learning Comparing to other Teaching Method

Content-centered teaching focuses on and meets the requirements of the content. Mastery of the content is paramount. The course’s organization cannot be changed to meet the needs of either the instructor or the students. In fact, someone completely separate from the instructor, for example, a discipline committee, often carries out the decision-making process.
Instructor-centered teaching focuses on the teacher as both authority and model. The instructor determines the content and organization of the course to a great extent. The students are recipients of the instructor’s knowledge.

Student-centered teaching focuses on the student. Decision-making, organization, and content are largely determined by the student’s needs and perceptions. Even assessment may be influenced or determined by the student. The instructor acts as coach and facilitator. In many respects, the goal of this type of teaching is the development of the student’s cognitive abilities.



REFLECTION


               It just likes the battle of the old and the modern method of teaching wherein the both side is a process that the student must be learned. In other way, teacher must think what is good method he will use to the student to be more effective in teaching. Once the students are engage with any material or method that caught their interest they are willing and actively participating the class discussion and teacher and easily evaluate the performance of the student.


Desiring to gain effectiveness, efficiency and economy in administration and instruction, schools in these developed economies have also adopted the support of ICT's. Their students have now become active not passive learners, who can interact with other learners, demonstrating independence and self-awareness in the learning process.

15 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you, Francis! This is a great blog! ((:

    TumugonBurahin
  2. hi Sir.. it's so nice to see your beautiful work.. I thiught that you would always be a good computer professor all the time.. job well done..

    TumugonBurahin
  3. Hi, Sir Francis!

    The use of ICTs in classroom instruction is a great breakthrough in our educational system. You have described the concept well. Good job! ((:

    TumugonBurahin
  4. you're right!!!! integrating IT as a students' learning materials was really a great help. nice work!

    TumugonBurahin
  5. This Blog is Great.If the teacher use this ICT int the classroom, the students will be an active students

    TumugonBurahin
  6. tlgang ang computer ngbbgay ng interest s mga student s pag-aaral kc syenpe nkksawa namn n lagi nlang puro turo si teacher dpat my interaction tru the technology we have...

    TumugonBurahin
  7. ,yEs tAmAh prA hnd bOring...hnd amAn kc lhAt ng teAchEr mAgAling mAg tUrO... hEhEhE peAcE.... or meOn lng tLagAng nkA2antOk^____^

    TumugonBurahin
  8. ,StudEnt intEractioN is increAsed. UnLess a stUdent in a trAditionaL cLass hAs timE to cHat w/ othEr stUdentS in a stUdent areA or nEarby coffEe sHop, hE or sHE mAy nEvEr reALLy gEt to nEtwOrk outSide of a cLaSS. In an intEractive cLass, thEse stUdents mAy sHarethEir viEws and aSk qUestiOns of otHer Learners aLL arOund thE gLobe.

    TumugonBurahin
  9. Where did you copy the content? oh la la! you just restated the content anyway...

    TumugonBurahin
  10. ,it can develop students technically..they can communicate with other persons worldwide. it minimizes the boredom that students feel if there instructor is not good enough in teaching..

    TumugonBurahin
  11. "Noticeably, however, after spending so many minutes in lesson presentation and class management, students can get restless and fidgety. Often enough, the teacher has to also manage misbehaviour in class as students start to talk among themselves or simply stare away in lack of attention."

    -hahaha. I have experience this scenario more than I can remember. The teacher will stop in middle of the lesson to reprimand a rowdy student. End of the discussion. Walang natutunan kundi sermon. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think teachers should let uninterested students do what they want as long as they are not making any distracting noise and focus his/her attention to those students who are want to learn. Now, if no one is listening you then something is wrong with your teaching method.
    Go SCL!!!

    TumugonBurahin
  12. I can say that not all teachers are good that's why we need some SCL.

    TumugonBurahin
  13. scl is a great idea in teaching for some students that are bored enough in listening to their teachers!!

    TumugonBurahin
  14. SCL maybe a good way of teaching! for those students n medyo bagot n sa pagtuturo ni teacher!

    TumugonBurahin
  15. tlgang... nakktulong ang scl sa mga mag aaral lalo lalong na sa mga guro... peru kailangan parin na magturo ang mga guro upang epektibo ang iyong discusyon

    TumugonBurahin