Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice
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Maryellen Weimer is associate professor of teaching and learning at the Berks- Lehigh Valley College of the Pennsylvania State University and is editor-in-chief of The Teaching Professor newsletter. She has author and coauthored numerous books including Teaching on Solid Ground: Using Scholarship to Improve Practice and Improving College Teaching: Strategies for Developing Instructional Effectiveness both from Jossey-Bass.



The Author.

1. Lessons on Learning.

Part One: What Changes When Teaching Is Learner-Centered?

2. The Balance of Power.

3. The Function of Content.

4. The Role of the Teacher.

5. The Responsibility for Learning.

6. The Purpose and Processes of Evaluation.

Part Two: Implementing the Learner-Centered Approach.

7. Responding to Resistance.

8. Taking a Developmental Approach.

9. Making Learner-Centered Teaching Work.

Appendix A: Syllabus and Learning Log.

Appendix B: Handouts That Develop Learning Skills.

Appendix C: Reading Lists.




"By staying with the book the reader will discover the book's value as a guide to the current literature about learning and teaching." (Teachers College Record, 1/13/04)

"Expertly written by Maryellen Weimer 'Learner Centered Teaching' is an invaluable resource..." (The Midwest Book Review, August 2003)