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Title Learner-centered teaching activities for environmental and sustainability studies / Loren B. Byrne, editor.
Imprint Cham : Springer, [2016]

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Subject Student-centered learning.
Active learning.
Effective teaching.
Classroom environment.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Byrne, Loren B., editor.
Ohio Library and Information Network.
Byrne, Loren B., editor.
Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Learner-centered teaching is a pedagogical approach that emphasizes the roles of students as participants in and drivers of their own learning. Learner-centered teaching activities go beyond traditional lecturing by helping students construct their own understanding of information, develop skills via hands-on engagement, and encourage personal reflection through metacognitive tasks. In addition, learner-centered classroom approaches may challenge studentśℓℓ preconceived notions and expand their thinking by confronting them with thought-provoking statements, tasks or scenarios that cause them to pay closer attention and cognitively ́ℓℓseéℓℓ a topic from new perspectives. Many types of pedagogy fall under the umbrella of learner-centered teaching including laboratory work, group discussions, service and project-based learning, and student-led research, among others. Unfortunately, it is often not possible to use some of these valuable methods in all course situations given constraints of money, space, instructor expertise, class-meeting and instructor preparation time, and the availability of prepared lesson plans and material. Thus, a major challenge for many instructors is how to integrate learner-centered activities widely into their courses. The broad goal of this volume is to help advance environmental education practices that help increase studentśℓℓ environmental literacy. Having a diverse collection of learner-centered teaching activities is especially useful for helping students develop their environmental literacy because such approaches can help them connect more personally with the material thus increasing the chances for altering the affective and behavioral dimensions of their environmental literacy. This volume differentiates itself from others by providing a unique and diverse collection of classroom activities that can help students develop their knowledge, skills and personal views about many contemporary environmental and sustainability issues. .
Access Available to OhioLINK libraries.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 24, 2016).
ISBN 9783319285436 electronic bk.
3319285432 electronic bk.
3319285416 (print)
9783319285412 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-28543-6
OCLC # 945445091
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319285412.