Learner-centered - Environment

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Learner-centered - Environment

1) Prior to reading "The Practical" watch the video from Dr. Rud, the Dean of the School of Education at Washington State University, that provides an overview of Dewey's life and work. 2) The second video is optional, but quite fun to watch. It features William C. Ayers and William H. Schubert (acting as Jon Dewey) as the keynote at the meeting of the Progressive Education Network in 2011. The keynote addressed the contemporary relevance of Dewey for today's educational issues in general and in particular for the audience of leaders and teachers in progressive schools. 3) Proceed to the readings for Session 5 and then on to sharing your reflections about learner-centered learning environments on the Schoology discussion board.

Dewey's Life ' Work

Mock Dewey Interview

Framing Your Learning for Session 5


EDUC 834: Session 5

Resources to Scaffold Your Learning

Analyzing Learner-EmpowermentFor this week's learning activity you are being asked to synthesize your understanding of both Dewey's Pedagogic Creed and McComb's article by engaging in a reflection related to APA's Learner-Centered Psychological Principles. Through this exercise you will be entering into the over 100 years of dialogue and educational theory explored in this week's Session. More information about this learning activity can be found on Schoology.

In this week's session you will have a chance to examine philosophy, research, and praxis-based examples of why learner empowerment is valuable and a has a place in the landscape of 21st century Jewish education. The first text, Dewey's Pedagogic Creed, takes us back over 100 years to the roots of the modern Progressive Education movement. The readings then jump to the present day with an article by Barbara McCombs that focuses on learner-centered principles in educational settings. The article contrasts snapshots of current classrooms with the possibility of what could be if the focus were to shift toward empowering the learner. If, as you do the readings, you have any questions, please post them to the readings discussion board. If you are interested in further information about progressive education and a more recent incarnation of it in constructivist approaches to education, please let me know and I can share some optional readings with you.


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