Learner-centred pedagogy: towards a post-2015 agenda for teaching and learning

Schweisfurth, M. (2015) Learner-centred pedagogy: towards a post-2015 agenda for teaching and learning. International Journal of Educational Development, 40, pp. 259-266. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2014.10.011)

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Pedagogy continues to be a neglected priority in discussions on the post-2015 agenda for education. The article situates pedagogy generally and learner-centred pedagogy specifically within these current debates. The potential of learner-centred education (LCE) is considered in the light of the evidence of its promise also taking into consideration the historic record of implementation challenges where LCE has been part of a policy framework for improving the quality of education. The concept of a pedagogical nexus illustrates how different parts of a system work together, how actors shape this and are influenced by it, and the implications of this for pedagogical change. The article therefore also explores how global goals and targets and their monitoring interact with other parts of the system and may affect teaching and learning in unintended ways. It argues for a revised conception of learner-centred pedagogy as an enabling goal, upon which other goals and targets depend.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Schweisfurth, Professor Michele
Authors: Schweisfurth, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Educational Leadership & Policy
Journal Name:International Journal of Educational Development
ISSN (Online):0738-0593

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