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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Labuschagne, Elizabeth Ellen
Email fkm@mweb.co.za
URN etd-02252004-145522
Document Title Factors to consider in the transition from a teacher-centred model to a learner-centred model in a computer-rich learning environment
Degree MEd(Computer-integrated Education)
Department Curriculum Studies
Advisor Name Title
Prof J C Cronje
  • assessment
  • effort
  • co-operative learning
  • projects
  • relevance
  • anxiety
  • learning environment; meta-cognitive
  • intrinsic motivation
  • learner-centred
  • Learner-centered
Date 2003-12-31
Availability unrestricted
This study reports on an exploration of one groupís experience of making the transition from a teacher-centred to a learner-centred computer-rich classroom. The learnersí experiences are investigated in the light of the premises of learner-centred learning as they are defined by the American Psychological Association. The researcher seeks to identify the factors that would make the transition to a more learner-centred learning environment easier for learners and provides some factors that teachers need to consider if they wish successfully to transform their classrooms to a learner-centred learning environment.

A case study examines the reactions of one group of learners to the transition. Learners were required to complete three types of projects. These projects were on different levels of learner-centeredness. The data was collected in three main ways: from participant observation, interviews and focus-group discussions, and from an analysis of the assessment results on the projects.

The study concluded that learners had to learn how to cope and perform well in a learner-centred class environment, and that the matriculation examination at the end of the year undermines the effectiveness of learning in a learner-centred learning environment.

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