What is child-centred education?
More focus is being placed on a holistic child development, which looks at all the factors that contribute to preparing children for life. Child-centred education places the child first, an approach with the message that all children have the right to an education that helps them grow to their fullest potential. It also focuses on the child’s well-being in all areas.
A focus on all areas of development
The core of child-centred education is to help the child become independent learners, responsible, and confident. Teachers who use this approach want to cover all areas of growth including social, emotional, and physical. Child-centred teachers engage in an “active learning” process. They want to help the child develop the knowledge and skills needed in all content areas.