Student-centered learning is a process of learning that shifts the focus of instruction from the teacher to the student. The term meaning can vary widely depending on whom you ask. Basically, in a student-centered learning “space”, students choose what they learn, how they learn, and how they will assess their own learning.
This style of learning is opposite to traditional education, also called “teacher-centered learning”, where the teacher takes the active role while students take a more “passive”, receptive role. In a teacher-centered classroom, teachers/ administrators choose what the students will learn, how the students will learn, and how the students will be assessed on their learning. What we find works well is a mixture of both.