Learner-Centered Classroom Practices and Assessments
Maximizing Student Motivation, Learning, and Achievement
- Barbara L. McCombs - University of Denver, Human Motivation, Learning, and Development Center, Denver, CO
- Lynda Miller - Private Consultant
Assessment | School Counselling | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
All instructional methods and assessment tools within the learner-centered model are based on research from educational psychology, with core principles addressing cognitive and metacognitive factors; motivational and affective factors; developmental and social factors; and individual difference factors affecting each learner.
This lively new guide to the learner-centered classroom offers teachers a wide range of strategies for teaching and assessment. Included are interactive training exercises for teachers, self-assessments, reflection tools, a generous collection of illustrations, glossary, research resources, index, and more.
"This book offers practical suggestions for how to create a learner-centered environment, which I believe teachers want to do—they just need to know how!"
"I loved the connections that were made between the suggested practices to improve teaching and real life uses of those practices!"
"This is one of the most well-written books on educational theory that I have read, because it goes to the heart of teaching—the students."
"Well-organized, it practices what it preaches. The authors used varied techniques to build the readers' understanding of learner-centered concepts, techniques, and advocacy. The evidence for learner-based principles and techniques provides credibility to the concepts."