1st Edition

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

Edited By Sabine Hoidn, Manja Klemenčič Copyright 2021
    694 Pages 75 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    694 Pages 75 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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




    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.