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Understanding your learners and their needs

Teaching does not automatically imply learning has occurred. Whilst there are a number of principles and strategies to create effective and quality teaching practices, the most significant is understanding how your students learn and what they need to succeed. With a learner-centred approach to teaching, the focus is on acknowledging the student voice as central to the learning experience. Before, during and after any teaching activity, you need to consider who your learners are, what they bring to the learning environment, and what their needs are in relation to engaging and succeeding in learning.

The following webpages include information, approaches and strategies to support you in understanding the learning process, how you can accommodate the diverse learning needs of your students, and what you can do as a teacher to enable a positive student learning experience.