Student-centred schools encourage students to become active, engaged participants in their own learning–with the learning process guided by, rather than centred on, the teacher. These schools encourage cooperation between students, provide forums for students to express their views and ideas, and connect learning to the wider community outside the school. Student-centred teaching and learning is now widely advocated by education systems in Australia and internationally (Black 2006; Danzig et al. 2005; Tennessee State Board of Education 2011; Yonezawa, McClure & Jones 2012). In support of this approach, a new AITSL report, Literature Review: Student-Centred Schools Make the Difference, examines what the research says on how school leaders can develop and sustain student-centred schools. The current article summarises some of the findings of the Review.
Teaching and learning