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Student-centered learning by design, Jacquelyn Whiting ; foreword by Michelle Luhtala

Summary
<b>Current research is pushing schools to adopt more student-centered approaches to the classroom experience, and educators-librarians and classroom teachers alike-are being challenged to revise their curricula and instruction to be student-centered, personalized, and differentiated.</b> This book empowers librarians, teachers, and administrators to be empathic problem-solvers and decision-makers. By reframing the challenges that members of a learning community face as opportunities to better meet teaching and learning needs, readers will find that adoption of a mindset focused on users-namely, design thinking-elevates and creates opportunities for innovating pedagogy. Moreover, it can enhance school culture as well as build channels of communication among various stakeholders in schools and districts. When educators of any subject or discipline apply design thinking skills to their curriculum implementation, authentic student-centered learning experiences become the core of the learning experience. The case studies shared in this book provide examples of student-centered approaches being used in elementary, middle, and high schools, so that readers have many models on which to base their work and from which to build confidence in shifting their pedagogy to keep the student at the center of teaching and learning decisions
Table Of Contents
Foreword <i>by Michelle Luhtala</i> Preface Acknowledgments 1-Introduction: What Is Human-Centered Design? 2-The Personas 3-A Design Process 4-Designing Curricula: A New Mindset for Curriculum Development <i>How Might We Leverage Content Standards to Empower Informed Student Action and Civic Engagement?</i>19 5-Human-Centered Collaboration: Colleagues as Designers <i>How Might We Enhance Student Learning through Transdisciplinary Colleague Collaboration?</i>35 6-Learning by Design: Putting Students at the Center as Design Thinkers <i>How Might We Disrupt the Traditional Classroom Structure to Empower Students to Be Agents of Change and to Take Informed Action?</i> 51 Case 1: High School Sociology Class 52 Case 2: Digital Literacy Class 58 Case 3: Advanced Placement Chemistry 64 Case 4: <i>The Great Gatsby</i> Essay 68 Case 5: Ninth-Grade World History 70 Case 6: Sixth-Grade Social Studies 73 Case 7: Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Design 81 Case 8: Rethinking the Traditional Public Policy Paper in Civics Class 83 Case 9: Designing for a Multigrade Classroom 86 Case 10: Building a Safe Learning Environment in Third Grade 88 Case 11: An Entrepreneurial Educator Promoting Student Agency 90 Case 12: Solving Real-World Problems through Game-Based Design 93 7-Distance Learning by Design 8-Conclusions: Mindset Matters Most Appendix A: Resources Appendix B: Templates and Organizers Appendix C: Technology Resources References Index
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
1st ed.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 129 pages), illustrations
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781440877544

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