Implementation Considerations

To implement a student-centred learning environment, attention must be given to the following aspects of learning:

    What the child is curious about learning
    Teaching strategies to accommodate individual needs: intellectual,emotional
    Student's social needs: collaboration, communication, peer approval

Because the focus is on individual students rather than whole class structures, teachers often offer choices and adaptations within lessons. This is a role teachers must be comfortable with if they are to implement a student-centred learning environment. To be considered a student-centred learning environment it will be open, dynamic, trusting, respectful, and promote children's subjective as well as objective learning styles. Students may collaborate in hands-on problems and draw their own conclusions. This experiential learning involves the whole child -- their emotions, thoughts, social skills, and intuition. The result is a person who is self confident and a critical thinker.