Education Think Piece #9: Learner-centred education
Is learner-centred education ‘best practice’?
This Think Piece is focused on learner centred education (LCE). It questions the effectiveness of learner centred education, which is widely promoted as an example of ‘best practice’ pedagogy. The author notes that LCE has frequently been introduced without recognition of the material and cultural context leading to poor implementation. Instead, the case is made for a flexible set of principles (rather than prescriptions) that might be helpful in improving classroom practice everywhere.