Faculty often speak in terms of student-centered teaching, but what does this mean and how do we enact it in our curricula? In this handbook, we introduce several fundamental principles of student learning that illustrate how we at CNDLS understand the term, and then show how these principles of learning might inform the development and teaching of a course. Both the development and the teaching are complicated activities, and we can only scratch the surface here of what you might consider.
We think you'll find that your teaching practice, like your disciplinary research, becomes more effective and productive to the extent that you approach it rigorously and discuss it with your colleagues. We hope that you will not only test the following principles and methods in your own teaching, but also find opportunities to discuss your teaching experience with others.