2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

EDUA 5754 Student-Centered Classrooms

Classroom management is an essential piece of any successful learning environment; however, traditionally, it has been teacher-centered, with the instructor in front of the class, dictating to students what they need to know and how to behave. In contrast, effective classroom management in the 21st century calls for a shift to student-centered approaches that place the student at the center of the learning experience.

In this course, you will learn how to work with your students to set up a classroom that supports exploration, motivates students, and authentically engages them in meaningful learning experiences, all while creating a prosocial learning environment that drives positive academic and social outcomes. No matter who your students are, the approaches and strategies in this course will give you new ideas and new ways to create thriving, positive learning environments for your everyone, including you.