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Student-Centered Learning: Inquiry, Interactive Lecture, & Authentic Assessment

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Description This PowerPoint provides an overview of ideas and evidence for using student-centered learning techniques in the science classroom. It specifically offers ideas and rationale for using inquiry-based teaching methods, creating more student-centered lectures, and utilizing authentic assessment techniques that tap into multiple learning styles and modes.
Type of Resource Digital Presentation (Powerpoint)
Format Portable Document Format - PDF
Marsha Matyas, American Physiological Society
Development Date January 2, 2011
Grade/Age Levels Middle School (Grades 6-8)
High School lower division (Grades 9-10)
High School upper division (Grades 11-12)
Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
Undergraduate upper division (Grades 15-16)
National Science
Educational Standards
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (K-12), Understandings about scientific inquiry (K-12)
Learning Time <=1 hour
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed By Staff
Review Date July 21, 2012
Funding Source NIH-SEPA Program
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Excellent information and presentation covering student vs teacher centered learning.  

Robin Cowen, Army and Navy Academy

I thought this was a great overview of the essence of student -centered learning. ther ereferences and links are very useful.  This would be very helpful guidance to anyone new to teaching or who is trying to make the transition from "teacher-centered" to "student-centered" learning." Full of good ideas.

cindy surmacz, Bloomsburg University

Extremely useful explanation of how to move from "dispenser of knowledge" to " facilitator of learning" through inquiry based classroom techniques.  Lots of useful links throughout the presentation.

Christina Wilson-Bowers, Southwestern University


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