The Student-Centered Learning Lab (SCL Lab) aims to become a leading voice in the field of student-centered learning and instruction in education and other disciplines, from pre-school to higher and postsecondary education. The Lab fosters understanding of the nature, theory and practice of student-centered learning (SCL) and student-centered learning environments (SCLE) that aim to foster deeper learning processes and outcomes in all students. The SCL Lab conducts work in the following areas:
- SCL theory: roots and evolution of the concept, (new) theoretical perspectives, frameworks and meanings (e.g. definitions, features, distinctions) in different education contexts and disciplines;
- Student-centered education policy: national and international policies to promote SCLI, (higher) education reforms (curricular, governance, funding) and modernisation initiatives (policy goals, measures);
- Sociology of SCLI: equity in education (e.g. graduation and drop out rates, socio-economic background), learning opportunities for a diverse student body, widening access and participation;
- Research on the effectiveness of SCLI: effectiveness studies comprising single classes, whole institutions or comparative research, including metaanalyses and metasyntheses;
- SCLI educational practice: implementation of the concept in real-life (higher education) classrooms, good practices, classroom examples, challenges.
Wie also offer professional development workshops worldwide:
- How to become a student-centered teacher/instructor? How to design effective student-centered learning environments? What do good (i.e. effective) teachers don't do?
- Higher education learning and instruction (paradigms, mindset/beliefs, learning outcomes, effective methods, assessment, challenges)