The importance of student-centered learning in the development of critical thinking (full text in Greek)

Syrma Theodoridou

Abstract

This paper describes the importance of student-centered learning in the development of critical thinking skills in Higher Education. Student-centered learning is a process that should aim to enhance students’ critical ability and autonomy, so that they are able to solve various problems creatively and innovatively. Its methods, in contrast to the teacher-centered approach where authority and deprivation of students’ autonomy prevail, focus on critical and analytical learning and understanding with the use of mainly collaborative practices and techniques. The purpose of this paper is to present how student-centered learning through various teaching methods contributes to the development of critical thinking in university education.

Keywords

Student-centered learning, higher education, critical thinking, autonomy, teaching methods

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26220/aca.3607

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