Paradigm Shift in Instructional Learning Essay by RightRiters

Paradigm Shift in Instructional Learning
Examining the move towards learner-centered instruction in education.
# 23757 | 1,683 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 16, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Teaching Methods)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


This paper discusses the concept of "learner-centered instruction" and explains the process whereby there is a change of focus of instruction from the perspective of the learner instead of from the perspective of the instructor. It explains how instructors now focus on what the students need to learn in the course rather than on what is needed to be covered in the course. This paper covers issues such as how this is implemented and difficulties in its institution.

From the Paper:

"Research on cognition reveals that students who reflect on their learning are better learners than those who do not (Cross, 1996, p.6). Classes in which students are expected to receive information passively rather than participating actively, will probably not be as effective in encouraging students to think reflectively (King and Kitchener, 1994, p. 239). Learning is best described as knowledge construction and meaning through a process of gleaning information while interacting with the teachers, the instructional materials they peruse, their classmates and schoolmates."

Cite this Essay:

APA Format

Paradigm Shift in Instructional Learning (2003, April 16) Retrieved September 25, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Paradigm Shift in Instructional Learning" 16 April 2003. Web. 25 September. 2023. <>