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Adjusting the control: management of the teaching and learning process

Stuart Vinnie

A learner-centred classroom doesn't mean that the learners are running the show, but rather considers the interaction between the learners, their interests and their needs, and the teacher. It allows learners to contribute, share and take an active role in the learning process. Likewise, a teacher-centred classroom doesn’t necessarily mean the teacher always leads; a teacher needs to behave in different ways throughout the lesson to successfully engage their learners. During this session, we shall examine the current notions of teachers' and learners' roles and seek to find a middle ground.