Studying of the Teacher’s Ability to the Learner-Centered Pedagogy (74841)

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In modern education, under the influence of humanistic psychology originated by A. Maslow and C. Rogers, the learner-centered pedagogy is widely developing. This approach imposes certain requirements on the competence of educators. One of such competencies is the ability to see the learning task through the child’s eyes which contributes to a productive dialogue and the disclosure of the learner’s full potential. In our study, this ability was examined in graduate students who currently are schoolteachers. 270 teachers participated in the experiment. They observed children in their classrooms while children were solving various problems: in reading, writing, math, and drawing. Then, teachers answered the following question in writing: “What sequence of actions would the child you were observing have to perform in order to solve his/her problem correctly?” Their answers can be divided into four categories: a) sociocentric, if they correctly identified the necessary sequence of the child’s actions; b) egocentric, if they rather determined the sequence of their own actions at the time of observing the child; c) mixed, i.e., including both of the above categories; d) others, in which their answers were replaced by irrelevant reasoning. Results showed that 36.7% of the schoolteachers failed with the experimental task (“b” and “d” categories). The study author’s further efforts will be directed to improving her Child Development and Learning course’s curriculum – implementing various assignments into it based on the ability to see the learning tasks through children’s eyes. This training will develop the teachers’ skills for learner-centered pedagogy.

Authors:
Anna Toom, Touro University, United States


About the Presenter(s)
Dr Anna Toom is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at Touro College in United States

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00