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Student-Centered Learning

Student-centred learning (SCL) is the purposeful positioning of the student at the centre of their learning experience. It repositions the locus of the educational experience from the teacher and their activity to the student, and how they can take an active role in constructing knowledge in contexts that are relevant to them. Although its antecedents stretch back to the early 20th century, SCL has been used selectively in higher education since the early 1980s, largely by academics whose personal teaching philosophies place a high value on student agency and empowerment. Since the early 2010s, universities have adopted SCL as an institutional approach, possibly as a panacea for wicked issues in higher education, such as massification and globalisation of education markets and industry-driven demands for greater ...

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