Handbook of Research on Learner-Centered Pedagogy in Teacher Education and Professional Development

Handbook of Research on Learner-Centered Pedagogy in Teacher Education and Professional Development

Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA) and Grace Onchwari (University of North Dakota, USA)
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Release Date: August, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 451
ISBN13: 9781522508922|ISBN10: 1522508929|EISBN13: 9781522508939|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0892-2


Education in the 21st century is shifting focus from accessing and sharing information to designing active and collaborative learning environments which foster student engagement and critical thinking skills. Active learning features a hands-on, activity-based teaching approach during which students synthesize information and take joy in new discovery.

The Handbook of Research on Learner-Centered Pedagogy in Teacher Education and Professional Development presents a comprehensive look into the methodologies and strategies necessary to establish classroom climates in which students feel free to question their preconceptions and express opinions. Featuring chapters from international researchers, this book is ideal for administrators, teachers, policy makers, and students of education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Blended Learning
  • Digital Writing
  • Learners with ADHD
  • Online Geographical Tools
  • Professional Development
  • Teacher Preparation Programs
  • Technology-Integrated Instruction
  • Undergraduate STEM
  • Virtual classrooms

Reviews and Testimonials

Editors Keengwe and Onchwari present readers with a handbook of research on contemporary and emerging learner-centered pedagogy collected from various academic authors and researchers in the field of teacher education and professional development. The twenty contributions that make up the main body of the text are devoted to online geographical tools in the ESL classroom; undergraduate STEM, graduate teacher education, and an educational technology doctoral program; teacher preparation programs and learner-centered, technology-integrated instruction; and many other related subjects.

– Protoview Reviews

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jared Sagini Keengwe is a Professor at the University of North Dakota (UND) and currently serves as the coordinator of the Elementary Education program. He is the editor-in-chief of two IGI Global Book Series: Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) and Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE). Prof. Keengwe has published several books and over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings. His research interests focus on digital technology integration and learner-centered pedagogy in teacher education. His work was honored with the UND Foundation/McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was a recipient of the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of significant contributions in teaching, research, and service. At the national level, Prof. Keengwe was one of the 10 recipients selected to receive the 2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Teacher Education Travel Award. More recently, Prof. Keengwe was a recipient of the 2017 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship.