Connecting with Learners – Learner Centered Approaches (EP:18)



Connecting with Learners – Learner Centered Approaches (EP:18)
With  Dr. Cheryll Albold, Ph.D. 

Learner-Centered instructional approaches ask educators to shift their focus from traditional, teacher-centric approaches, where instructors push information at learners, to one that asks learners to actively co-create knowledge and participate in their learning. This transition from “Sage on the Stage” to “Guide on the Side” is not always a simple one and requires that educators connect with their learners.  In this episode, Stacy Craft chats with Dr. Cheryll Albold, an assistant professor of medical education in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and Administrator and Designated Institutional Administrator for the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, about why connecting with learners is so important, principles and foundations for learner-centered approaches, and pedagogically-sound practices and simple design recommendations to help you start incorporating more learner-centered strategies in your education

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu

Additional Resources:

A visual list of 28 Learner Centered Instructional Strategies Infographic 

Learner-Centered Approaches: Why They Matter and How to Implement Them

Teacher Centered Vs Learner Centered

Warm Demander:

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Unconditional Positive Regard

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Challenge and Support

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Mattering

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Belonging

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