Student Responsibility for Learning
Guideline: Encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning, and support their development of higher-order thinking skills, e.g.: analysis, synthesis & evaluation.
Students learn well when they take responsibility for their learning.
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Learner-centered teaching encourages students to reflect on what they are learning and how they are learning it. Learner-centered teachers talk about learning. In casual conversations, they ask students what they are learning. In class they may talk about their own learning. They challenge student assumptions about learning and encourage them to accept responsibility for decisions they make about learning; like how they study for exams, when they do assigned reading, whether they revise their writing or check their answers.
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Self-regulated learners…are distinguished by their view of academic learning as something they do for themselves, rather than something that is done to or for them.
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