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Learning Centered Classroom
The classroom seems to be quite colorful and interactive. The moment one steps in, it seems to be a story like situation, rather than a real class room. What makes this class room stand out from rest of the conventional classrooms is that it is stimulating and the environment is rich in resources. All the walls are filled with different types of learning aids, and not to forget that there is a projector on the main wall, that is waiting for the teacher to put the teaching resources on. On one side of the class room, there is a small library with the label, ‘Reference Books’. This usually refers to the books that students might be able to consult to while studying or doing their assignments. All the students are sitting in a group. The groups are not formed by the teachers; rather students themselves choose to take their own seats. On each individual’s seat, there is a mini computer which allows the students in referring to consult external resources during their learning process. One of the groups is busy preparing some presentation. One of the students is sketching something on the paper, explaining while the other is trying to grasp the concept and develop it in the form of presentation. Other students are giving their inputs, while rejecting a few. The teacher is monitoring closely and she tries to answer any query she thinks is not understandable by the students. There is another group that is probably done with their presentation. One of the students is standing and rehearsing while the others are busy listening, and correcting him. It seems as if the students are assigned some work, and they are busy preparing for it in the form of groups. The teacher, being the facilitator has given out some instructions, and now she is roaming around, observing them, answering any query that she thinks will be helpful for the students. Apart from that, there were some charts on the wall stating...
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