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Kindergarten and Elementary School Teaching

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Consider your own personal experiences with learning in kindergarten and/or elementary school. Identify examples of learner-centered and teacher-centered lessons or activities in which you participated. Which type of learning experiences did you prefer? Was there a difference in how well you understood or remembered the content? Why?

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An example of a Learner Centered activity:

Block center set up in a kindergarten classroom complete with three types of blocks, buildings related to a farm or small town experience, vehicles, people and farm animals. Put books about farms in the area, talk about farms and read books at large group time. During the free play time at blocks is ...

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A discussion about what is learner centered instruction versus, teacher lead or directed.