Learning, Leading, and Letting Go of Control: Learner-Led Approaches in Education

Ann-Merete Iversen, Anni Stavnskær Pedersen, Annie Aarup Jensen, Lone Krogh

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The article introduces a new term in higher education: learner-led approaches in education (LED). This does not represent a single approach or dogma to replace existing dogmas, but a way approaching learning and education that mirrors the complexity of society as it develops. LED is based on the assumption that all students have their own unique approach to learning and therefor have the potential to design learning processes that are meaningful for them. This removes focus from the teacher and the teaching to the learner and the learning. It builds on the student's motivation and experienced meaningfulness as a driving force, and hence the term learner led. The methods applied in LED change over time, as different learners and teachers together co-create and design methods and approaches appropriate at that particular time, in that particular context and for that particular student or group of students.
TidsskriftSage Open
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2015


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