Interactive Student Centered Learning: A Cooperative Approach to Learning concentrates on Student Centered Learning (SCL) which encompasses Active Learning (AL), Cooperative Learning (COL), Collaborative Learning (COLL), and occasionally Constructivism Learning (CONS) teaching methodologies. This book delves into a review of the theories of learning, providing insight into current research regarding how students learn as well as a review of traditional, teacher-centered learning and teaching theories. This book also includes three interactive student centered learning segments; a review of the process, an instructional development process, and an organizational curriculum for educators to utilize an (I/SCL) program. The handbook in the appendices provides teachers with knowledge and information on how to develop an (ISCL) curriculum for teaching students effectively in almost all subjects at the secondary and college level.
Edward Spooner began his teaching career at the secondary level as a U.S. History, World History, and Public Speaking teacher, as well as coaching volleyball. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1960 with a BA in Social Studies and in 1963 with a MA in Education, a MA in History from Sonoma State University and a MA in Physical Education from Wichita State University.
CONTENTS PREFACE: A word from the Author INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 The Learning ProcessLearning Theories Evolving Learning Theories Factors that Affect Learning The Art of Teaching and Learning CHAPTER 2 Traditional Learning/Teaching The objective of Teacher Centered Learning Traditional Learning Vs Student Centered Learning CHAPTER 3 Active LearningDefinitions The Process CHAPTER 4 Types of Cooperative Learning Benefits of Cooperative Learning Cooperative Learning Limitations Why Does Cooperative Learning Work The Instructors Role Group and Team Process CHAPTER 5 Collaborative LearningResearch Learning Objectives Benefits Collaborative Handicaps Preparing for Student Group Work CHAPTER 6 Constructivist Learning Theories How Students Learn In Constructive Learning Environment The Nature of the Learning Benefits Criticism of Constructive Education CHAPTER 7 Student Centered LearningThe Process Teachers Role as a Facilitator Assessment Disadvantages Group/Team Work Summary/Additional Points of View CHAPTER 8 Interactive Students Centered Learning (1) The Process Learning objectives Instructors Role Benefits Assessment/Evaluation CHAPTER 9 Interactive Students Centered Learning (2) Instructional Development Instructional strategies Classroom Procedures Class Responsibility Guide CHAPTER 1O Interactive Students Centered Learning (3) Introduction to program Development APPENDIX A APPENDIX B APPENDIX C APPENDIX D REFERENCES ABOUT THE AUTHOR