Teacher Centered VS Student Centered

Compare and contrast teacher and student centered learning strategies.

For teacher centered, the focus is on the teacher. Generally speaking, lecturers and students do not talk or collaborate much. Its like talk to oneself. Although there is a more recent version of this model, in its original form it is the teacher who holds absolute power and the students are “empty ships”. Whose task is to absorb information provided by teachers through passive hearing.

Generally, teachers are leaders who know the ultimate power; children are people who live in a language that must take what he says and can say it back, while still silent, to show that they have complied with the will of the Great Instructor.

Well, so that’s the extreme for the teacher.

Furthermore you will encounter teacher-based instruction in classroom form with lecture structure, or some subjects where students need to be given critical critical information before they can do much with it.

Student centered, the focus is on students.

But that does not mean that teachers do not lead the room, or that students choose the subject and start experimenting without guidance. Instead, this approach usually involves communication and interaction between both sides in which teacher and student, as well as students through group work and other collaborative activities.

If you think in terms of learning goals, emphasis will often involve students to help develop critical thinking, query skills, ability to connect class topics to real-life concerns, come up with good questions to investigate subjects, and learn from mistakes made along the way. Other features and features that focus on student learning are the built-in benefits of this approach.


Web 2.0

Identify three (3) web 2.0 resources.

The first one is Skype. This web tool is an easy solution for teachers to open their classrooms and students to the world’s streets off their campus. With Skype, students can learn from other learners, connect with other cultures, and develop their knowledge in amazing ways by communicating through their computers with webcam.

Next, Storybird. This is a fun and easy-to-use tool for creating a short visual story. Students can choose artwork, drag and organize photos, and add their own texts. These creations can then be published on the web with adjustable privacy settings. There is also an option to allow comments, which are ideal for teachers to encourage student collaboration.

The last one is Wordle. Teachers and students can produce word clouds that show famous words in any body of text. Just enter the text you collect from the student, or URL, to see a summary of the text. Wordle also lets you change the look of your word cloud with shapes, fonts, colors, and organization.

Actually there are a lot of web 2.0 recouses that we can use out there.


Digital Disruption

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) have stated that digital disruption as an effect that changes the fundamental expectations and behaviors in a culture, market, industry or process that is caused by, or expressed through, digital capabilities, channels or assets.

As for education purposes, digital disruption should be evaluate by developing skill in handling and applying new or invented technology and media in order to be able to thrive in the era of digital disruption.

Educator also need to determine to cope with the digital disruption so that they would be able to implied an up-to-date method to engage in their teaching process.


Similarities & Differences Between Principles of Effective Technology and Media


Both technology and media are the main approach for 21st century learners in which it had become a required method in teaching and learning process.

Other than that, teachers should be able to conduct this new medium as an approach of teaching besides being able to facilitate their students during the implementation of this new medium.

In addition, teachers also must ensure the engagement of students with technology and media in learning process so that they will able to managing this new method of learning and as a result they would be able to make use of it in their future life.


Technology required the knowledge and capability in handling tools in technology in order to vary the method of learning. Virtual learning or online learning is one of the example of the usage of technology as a new platform for education purposes. The implied of technology in education would help in creating modern approach of learning process.  
Media allowed the various use of virtual medium such as video, website, audio and also visual image that can be access through online. The usage of vary media can create an interesting approach of teaching besides creating excitement in learning process.
Both technology and media was implement for each other in order to create effective learning approach so that educator could achieve the required goals for 21st learners.

Instruction, Teaching and Technology.

Differentiate the terms of instruction, teaching and technology.

Instruction is a instructor giving an order to receiver and otherwise transfer of learning from one person to another. In context of education, it is teacher transfer the information to students and tell how to do something that they should know. It is also like giving a direction to someone else

Teaching is one person have a knowledge and expertise in curtain area taught to another. Teaching comes with two ways such as student-centered and teacher-centered. Education nowadays required teachers to implement student-centered approach in which it require the involvement of all students in practically or using psycho motor activity.

Technology is combined of machinery and equipment that can ease human work. For example email. E-mail is a new ways for sending a information or message that far away from use. We did not need to write it on paper and send it cross the country use a vehicle. The technology is useful for use nowadays. Anything will be ease with technology.


21st Century Learner

Discuss the characteristic of 21st century learner.

21st century is new era with modern technology. Student should prepared themselves. Think critically and creative is one of the characteristic that the learners should have. It is because we need student process the information, ask the question, analyze the situation and solve every problem that have been given to them. They also need to think out of the box and make a argument based on what have they learn. Communication and collaboration to peers and social is other characteristic of 21st century learners. Communication among other needed. Think oneself is not enough. They should think with a group to getting a much better idea. Grouping can create a good idea and less weakness due to discussion. Prepare them for future career.