The Learner Centered Method and Their Needs in Teaching
ABSTRACT:The paper examine the learner centered methods and their needs in teaching, it discusses the concept of learner centered methods, the various types of learner centered method, the differences between teacher centered methods and the learner centered methods. It also addresses characteristics of learner centered method, the benefits (needs) of learner centered methods to students and the teacher and the barriers militating against the implementation of the learner centered method in our schools. The paper concludes that the learner centered method should be embraced as it is the ideal method for teaching soft skills needed to navigate the environment, work well with others, perform well and achieve goals in the 21st century. The paper suggests that the nature of curriculum need to move from traditional to progressive to allow full implementation of the learner centered methods and teachers should be exposed to modern trends in the teaching profession.