When schools focus on a child-centered approach, they can nurture the interests of children, ensuring that learners gain critical skills that can be beneficial to them in handling future challenges. A child-centered approach in school should seek to explore the potential of every student. Such an approach provides students with an opportunity to recognize the learning needs and interests.
Teachers who serve as facilitators and coaches help children meet their learning needs. Students have diverse interests and potentials. Therefore, the instructional methods used in schools should consider the varying potentials and learning styles of the students. Teachers should ensure that there is maximized learning for each student ensuring that learners benefit from the curriculum. The debate on the child-centered approach has highlighted the potential benefits of identifying the needs of learners before designing the curriculum. Therefore, teachers should implement the planned curriculum with the purpose of influencing learners with new knowledge and skills (Posner, 2003). Schools also provide an opportunity for unplanned curriculum activities. Being a social setting, the experiences of students determine their level of socialization and personality ...Show more