March 2015

A Critique of Student Centered Classrooms

Many education reformers and education pundits have been pushing for student-centered classrooms for quite some time. The teacher should simply be a facilitator of the class, and let students construct their own knowledge. Then students, left to themselves, with their natural curiosity and inner desire to learn freed from constraints, will take ownership of their learning and become lifelong learners. The reason many have been calling for this change is that classrooms have been too teacher-centered for a long time.