What is Learner-Centered Education?

  10 July 2017

Everything starts with the learner

Learner-centered education is about an entirely new way of seeing, thinking about, and acting on education. It focuses on 3 key aspects about the learner. First, each learner is seen as being unique in meaningful ways. They have unique backgrounds, circumstances, and starting points with unique strengths, challenges, interests, and aspirations. All of these unique attributes call for unique responses from their learning system. Second, each learner is seen as having unbounded potential—potential that will unfold at its own pace and in its own way. Every single learner is a wonder to behold. And, finally, each learner is seen as having an innate desire to learn. The job of the education system is to unleash that desire.

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