Learning Centres: How do we implement them in lower secondary science classrooms?

Year: 1996

Author: Lang, Foo Choon

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The concept of learning centres is based on the philosophy that every individual child is capable of assuming responsibility for his or her own learning. As a teaching strategy, its aim is to meet the varied needs and interests of pupils who learn at varying rates. It is therefore important for teachers to design appropriate learning materials and to facilitate the learning that takes place in the classroom. In the next section, the construction and the implementation of science learning centres in the classroom will also be shared in the conference.

In the last section, a small scale study of the lower secondary science learning centre was conducted. The findings of the teachers' and pupils' responses to science learning centres is also included.