Connectivist Teaching

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Unit 5. The Role of Teacher in Connectivist Learning

Connectivist learning environments are student-centered, not teacher-centered. Rice (2018a) found that using connectivist strategies led to student-centered classrooms. When some administrators hear the term student-centered classroom, they think it means that the students get to make all of the instructional decisions about what they learn and when, leading to chaos. Student-centered simply means that the students are engaged and responsible for their own learning. Student-centered classrooms allow students to learn through collaboration, communication, networking, and self-discovery. The students search for, acquire, and assimilate knowledge in a way that makes sense to them.

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What strategies have you implemented to move to a student-centered environment? How can you move toward more self-directed learning? What are the three main strategies that you can implement to facilitate a self-directed learning process?


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