Developing Learner-Centered Courses

How do we develop learner-centered courses?

Brain-based research indicates that learning-centered courses share the power with the students, encourage collaborative work among students, and develop the students’ ability to “learn how to learn” (Doyle, 2011).  One key element of learner-centered courses is designing projects that call for the teacher to take on the role of facilitator, or coach, as students encounter real-world problems.   The following frameworks for course design will hopefully help you develop learner-centered projects and courses:



Doyle, T. (2011).  Learner-centered teaching; Putting the research on learning into practice.VA: Stylus.