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University Professor Jean Shih Nelson ("Firewalker") Bickers Percival Everett, novelist, poet, artist Hanna Reisler,
internationally recognized chemist
Featured Resources
  • Learner-Centered Education Across the Disciplines at USC
    Video (Quicktime format) of the 2006 USC Faculty Assembly
  • "From Teaching to Learning -A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education", Barr & Tagg, 1995
  • Learner-Centered Education

    "The learner-centered university of the 21st century will focus on the educational needs of the student rather than the structure and needs of the teaching institution." - USC's Plan for Increasing Academic Excellence

    "From Teaching to Learning -A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education", Barr & Tagg, 1995

    One definition of "learner-centered" - environments that pay careful attention to the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs that learners bring to the educational setting. - Cransford, Brown, & Cocking, 1999

    Another list of principles includes "seeing the learner as decision maker in the learning process, building relationships for open communication, inviting participation by learners in goal setting through needs assessment, honoring cultural perspectives, and realizing the accountability of the teacher to the learners." - Vella & Vella, 2002