Glossary Term

Student- or Learner-centered Learning

Student-centered learning is a synonym for a wide variety of educational strategies generally known as personalized learning or personalization (among many other possible terms). Educational decisions are made by considering what students need to know or what methods would be most effective in facilitating learning for individual students or groups of students. Student-centered learning typically refers to a proposed alternative to existing or more traditional approaches to schooling that some educators would view as being either teacher-centered or school-centered.