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The Routledge International Handbook of Student-Centered Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

ISBN 9780367497965
Published August 1, 2022 by Routledge
694 Pages 75 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The movement away from teacher-centered toward student-centered learning and teaching (SCLT) in higher education has intensified in recent decades. Yet in spite of its widespread use in literature and policy documents, SCLT remains somewhat poorly defined, under-researched and often misinterpreted. Against this backdrop, The Routledge International Handbook of Student-Centered Learning and Teaching in Higher Education offers an original, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the fundamentals of SCLT and its discussion and applications in policy and practice.

Bringing together 71 scholars from around the world, the volume offers a most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the fundamentals of SCLT and its applications in policy and practice; provides beacons of good practice that display how instructional expertise manifests itself in the quality of classroom learning and teaching and in the institutional environment; and critically discusses challenges, new directions and developments in pedagogy, course and study program design, classroom practice, assessment and institutional policy.

An essential resource, this book uniquely offers researchers, educators and students in higher education new insights into the roots, latest thinking, practices and evidence surrounding SCLT in higher education.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview

Sabine Hoidn and Manja Klemenčič

Part I: Student-Centered Learning and Teaching Theory

  1. Foundations of Student-Centered Learning and Teaching
  2. Sabine Hoidn and Kurt Reusser

  3. Philosophical Problems with Constructivism: Some Considerations for Student-Centered Learning and Teaching
  4. Michael R. Matthews

  5. How Student-Centered Learning and Teaching Can Obscure the Importance of Knowledge in Educational Processes and Why it Matters
  6. Paul Ashwin

  7. Learning and Teaching in Harmony with the Brain: Insights from Neuroscience, Biology, Cognitive Science and Psychology
  8. Terrence J. Doyle and Brendan M. Doyle

  9. Students as Actors and Agents in Student-Centered Higher Education
  10. Manja Klemenčič

  11. Misconceptions and Misapplications of Student-Centered Approaches
  12. Sioux McKenna and Lynn Quinn

    Part II: Student-Centered Learning Processes and Outcomes

  13. Promoting Engagement, Understanding and Critical Awareness: Tapping the Potential of Peer-to-Peer Student-Centered Learning Experiences in the Humanities and Beyond
  14. Elizabeth A. Dawes Duraisingh

  15. Cautiously Independent: How Student-Centered Learning Encourages Emerging Adults to Take Risks
  16. Tisha Admire Duncan and Allison Buskirk-Cohen

  17. Student-Centered Approaches to Fostering Media Literacy in College Students
  18. Jessica E. Brodsky and Patricia J. Brooks

  19. Enhancing Asian Students’ Engagement by Incorporating Asian Intellectual and Pedagogical Resources in Teaching and Learning
  20. Thanh H. T. Pham and Lam Hoang Pham

  21. Transforming a Large University Physics Course to Student-Centered Learning, Without Sacrificing Content: A Case Study
  22. Logan S. McCarty and Louis Deslauriers

  23. The Powerful Role of Testing in Student-Centered Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  24. Julie Schell and Rachel Martin

    Part III: Student-Centered Classroom Practices

  25. ​Emerging Trends to Foster Student-Centered Learning in the Disciplines: Science, Engineering, Computing and Medicine
  26. Yunjeong Chang, Janette Hill and Michael Hannafin

  27. Student-Centered Learning Through the Lens of Universal Design for Learning: Lessons from University and K-12 Classrooms
  28. Jean C. Whitney and Bill Nave

  29. Differentiated Instruction as a Student-Centered Teaching Approach in Teacher Education
  30. Esther Gheyssens, Júlia Griful-Freixenet and Katrien Struyven

  31. Person-Centered Theory and Practice: Small Versus Large Student-Centered Courses
  32. Renate Motschnig and Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White

  33. Student-Centered Learning: Investigating the Impact of Community-Based Transformational Learning Experiences on University Students
  34. Christian Winterbottom, Dan F. Richard and Jody Nicholson

  35. Using Role-Play in Political Science Courses at a Japanese Women’s University
  36. Chie Sugino

    Part IV: Student-Centered Spaces and Educational Technologies

  37. Active Learning Anywhere: A Principled-Based Approach to Designing Learning Spaces
  38. Adam Finkelstein and Laura Winer

  39. Student-Centered Virtual Design Studio Environments
  40. Jessica Briskin and Susan M. Land

  41. The Virtuous Circle of Learning Design and Learning Analytics to Develop Student-Centered Online Education
  42. Lisette Toetenel and Bart Rienties

  43. Promoting Learning Goals in an Advanced Physics Laboratory via Student-Centered Learning: A Case Study Using the MITx Residential Platform
  44. Aaron Kessler and Sean P. Robinson

  45. Effectiveness of a Flipped Classroom Approach When Teaching Lab-Based Techniques
  46. Melinda Maris

    Part V: Instructor and Student Support Services

  47. Partners in Creating Student-Centered Learning: Case Study of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University
  48. Tamara J. Brenner, Adam G. Beaver, Marlon Kuzmick, Pamela Pollock and Robert A. Lue

  49. Student-Centered Learning and Teaching – Lessons from Academic Support
  50. Sindhumathi Revuluri

  51. Transitioning from Instructor-Centered to Student-Centered Learning: Case Study of the U.S. Air Force Technical Training Organizations
  52. Stephen B. Ellis, Caryn H. Warden and H. Quincy Brown

  53. Finding Our Way to More Student-Centered Teaching in Namibia: The Case of the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
  54. Katherine Carter and Judy Aulette

  55. Student-Centered Libraries: Changing Both Expectations and Results
  56. Anu Vedantham

    Part VI: Student-Centered Institutional Strategies

  57. A Workshop as a Lever for Pedagogical Change? The Case of Active Learning: From Practice to Theory, and Back
  58. Roberto Di Napoli and Johan Geertsema

  59. Building a Student-Centered Organizational Culture: Case Study of the Ateneo de Manila University
  60. Catherine Vistro-Yu, Maria Celeste T. Gonzalez and Maria Assunta C. Cuyegkeng

  61. The Connected Curriculum Framework: Case Study of University College London
  62. d'Reen Struthers and Randy VanArsdale

  63. Implementing a University-Wide Evaluation System to Promote Student-Centered Learning
  64. David Kember

    Part VII: Student-Centered Policies and Advocacy

  65. Bridging the Policy-Practice Gap: Student-Centered Learning from the Students’ Perspective
  66. Aleksandar Šušnjar and Gohar Hovhannisyan

  67. Student-Centered Learning from a European Policy and Practice Perspective
  68. Goran Dakovic and Thérèse Zhang

  69. Student-Centered Philosophies and Policy Developments in Asian Higher Education
  70. Melissa Ng Lee Yen Abdullah

  71. What PISA Tells us About Student-Centered Teaching and Student Outcomes

Alfonso Echazarra and Tarek Mostafa

Conclusion: Beyond Student-Centered Classrooms – A Comprehensive Approach to Student-Centered Learning and Teaching Through a Student-Centered Ecosystems Framework

Manja Klemenčič and Sabine Hoidn

Epilogue: Usable Knowledge – Policy and Practice Implications for Student-Centered Higher Education

Sabine Hoidn



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Sabine Hoidn is a lecturer in management and higher education and Head of the Student-Centred Learning Lab, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Manja Klemenčič is a lecturer in sociology and general education, Harvard University, USA.