(a) Compare and contrast teacher-centered and learner-centered curriculum both in theory and as applied to practice. (20 marks)
-The finality of both approaches is to ensure that effective learning is taking place.
– In both approaches, teachers have to follow the National Curriculum Framework so to use the textbook and all necessary materials needed for teaching.
– Both will be evaluated by assessment
Teacher centered: The teacher is the only thinker and instructor, autocratic – one way communication- encourage individualisms and v/s in child-centered powerful relationship between children and teacher, communicate amoung peers. Group work is encourages.
Teacher centered: no need for preparation v/s child centerd the learner has got to be advised of the coming lessons for example for grade discovering wording containing the sound “b’ for French course. Child centered – teacher informed in advance that pupils need to bring images of objects containing …
Teacher centered: control the syllabus when to end v/a child centered – the during of the lesson might be longer as it mainly depend on child response.
Organized according to needs and interest of children.
Teacher centered: summative assessment at the end of the lesson or topics v/s child centered: formative assessment – time for remedial as assessment is done as learning is taking place.
Teacher centered: Low level of child motivation and participation , boring- passive learners v/s Child centered active classes, high motivation, increased self confident of learners.