Time to Complete: Under 2 Minutes
Is Your School
Student-Centered or Adult-Centered?
Please rate where you perceive your school to be with respect to each comparison:
SC: "All decisions involving the school's curriculum ( what is taught, how it is taught, and how students are evaluated) must be grounded in what is in the best educational interest of the student."
AC: "The curriculum is often designed by adults to meet their needs and interests."
SC: The teachers must use a variety of teaching methods to take advantage of the students' different learning styles
AC: Teaching styles and methods are primarily based upon individual teacher preferences and habits.
SC: The teachers vary their evaluation tools to best meet different learning strengths of each student.
AC: Teachers use a one-fits-all grading system to evaluate all their students.
SC: Teachers need to encourage students to take an active role in the learning process. Teachers should not just lecture to students, but should have students take an active role in their learning.
AC: Too many teachers prefer to lecture, or just feed the students facts.
SC: Teachers allow their students to work in teams as well as individually
AC: Teachers see students working cooperatively as cheating.
SC: Teachers promote interdisciplinary studies.
AC: Teachers do not see how what they teach is connected to an interdisciplinary curriculum.