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Learner-Centered Teaching

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Question 1 - 10
At first, students are … to share decision-making power. They feel confused and anxious. They want to give it back.

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At first, students are reluctant to share decision-making power. They feel confused and anxious. They want to give it back.

Question 1 - 20
According to theories, students’ motivation, confidence, and enthusiasm for learning are all adversely affected when teachers … the processes through and by which they learn.

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According to theories, students’ motivation, confidence, and enthusiasm for learning are all adversely affected when teachers control the processes through and by which they learn.

Question 1 - 30
In which areas of a course can students be involved in decision-making process?

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• • • • • content policies assignments calendar evaluation

Question 1 - 40
Power should be … in amounts proportional to students’ ability to handle it.

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Power should be redistributed in amounts proportional to students’ ability to handle it.

Question 1 - 50
We, teachers, are motivated to control a course because teaching makes us …

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We, teachers, are motivated to control a course because teaching makes us vulnerable.

Question 2 - 10
The decision to … is exclusively a student decision – one that we can and should influence, but never one that we can control.

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The decision to learn is exclusively a student decision – one that we can and should influence, but never one that we can control.

Question 2 - 20
Will an open-ended, exploratory journal be a good assignment for juniors and seniors?

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No, if this activity is new for them.

Question 2 - 30
The more responsibility for learning we try to assume, … Finish this phrase.

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The more responsibility for learning we try to assume, the less they accept on their won.

Question 2 - 40
What does individualization mean in Learner-Centered Teaching.

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To what degree students are allowed to make decisions and are treated differently based on their individual learning needs.

Question 2 - 50
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. Then what is a teacher’s job?

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The teacher’s job is to put salt in the oats so that once the horse got to water, it was damn thirsty.

Question 3 - 10
A teacher … learners to explore the content, handle it, relate it to their own experience, and challenge it.

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A teacher encourages learners to explore the content, handle it, relate it to their own experience, and challenge it.

Question 3 - 20
In learner-centered teaching, a teacher should be willing to … the messiness of learning that is happening right in the classroom.

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In learner-centered teaching, a teacher should be willing to tolerate the messiness of learning that is happening right in the classroom.

Question 3 - 30
Like every other instructional method, good group learning experiences do not happen … . They should be well prepared by the instructor.

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Like every other instructional method, good group learning experiences do not happen automatically . They should be well prepared by the instructor.

Question 3 - 40
Assignments and activities need to get students doing the … and legitimate work of the discipline.

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• Assignments and activities need to get students doing the authentic and legitimate work of the discipline.

Question 3 - 50
How learning skills should be developed in learner-centered teaching?

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A teacher should explain the skills explicitly. They don’t develop simply through exposure to the content of disciplines.

Question 4 - 10

What and how students learn depends to a major extent on how they think they will be … .

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What and how students learn depends to a major extent on how they think they will be assessed .

Question 4 - 20

Students’ ability to give criticism helps them learn how to … it.

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Students’ ability to give criticism helps them learn how to take it.

Question 4 - 30
… know when they do or don’t understand something. They can review a performance and identify what needs improvement.

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Sophisticated learners know when they do or don’t understand something. They can review a performance and identify what needs improvement.

Question 4 - 40

The ability to … and quickly … information matters more than whether learners can carry it in their heads.

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The ability to find and quickly organize information matters more than whether learners can carry it in their heads.

Question 4 - 50
Students find evaluation the most stressful aspect oа college life. Anxiety reduces when the stakes are lower. What does it mean?

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There should be more than 1 or 2 large assignments (exams, papers) during a semester or opportunities to redo them.

Question 5 - 10
… should be seen as a qualitative change in a person’s way of seeing, experiencing, understanding, and conceptualizing something in the real world.

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Learning should be seen as a qualitative change in a person’s way of seeing, experiencing, understanding, and conceptualizing something in the real world.

Question 5 - 20
Content should be used to develop a knowledge base, develop learning …, and create learner awareness.

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Content should be used to develop a knowledge base, develop learning skills, and create learner awareness.

Question 5 - 30
What is the constructivism theory?

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Learners actively construct/ create their own knowledge rather than passively receive information transmitted to them from teachers and textbooks.

Question 5 - 40
… (not surface) learning happens when students relate new information to what they already know or experienced, work to organize and structure the content, and focus on what the author meant.

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Deep (not surface) learning happens when students relate new information to what they already know or experienced, work to organize and structure the content, and focus on what the author meant.

Question 5 - 50
Learning requires … and selforganization on the part of the learner.

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Learning requires invention and self-organization on the part of the learner.