Learner-centred teaching method in modern-day society: Issues and opportunities
Oriji Abraham, Anikpo Fanny
Since change is the only thing that is permanent, several methods of teaching and learning will continue to evolve in the education sector. Hence, this position paper tries to find out the concept of learner-centered and teacher-centered teaching methods of instruction. It explains the reasons for the adoption of this instructional strategy in the classroom today in preference to earlier ones. Further, it examines the merits and the pitfalls of its adoption in teaching-learning process. The authors also focused on the characteristics of this instructional strategy in teaching and learning process. The possibilities of this method of instruction were not left out of discussion. The paper concludes by advising educators’ or teachers not to dominate the teaching-learning process, but to allow students to confront issues (new challenges) by using their past experiences and enabling new means to acquired such knowledge through the process of personal discovery in order to imbibe in them the lifelong method of education.