The illusion of learner-centered classes

Finishing a presentation for tomorrow, I ran into an interesting paper from 2006: A paradigm shift of Learner-Centered Teaching Style: Reality or Illusion? (Arizona Working Papers):

“The learner-centered approach is praised in research and practice to address individual learners’ needs. However, the findings of this study along with previous research studies indicate that instructors still use traditional, teacher-centered styles in university settings.” (Liu et al 2006:86)

I could agree. Even our communicative classes are still teacher-centered and yet, they can be productive. The paradigm is, nevertheless, shifting. As it should be.

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