Current Practices of Learner-Centered Participatory Teaching-Learning Methods in Private Universities of Bangladesh: An Exploratory Study
Mehtab, Farhana Helal
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This study is an attempt to explore the current practices of learner-centered participatory teaching-learning methods in the private universities of Bangladesh. It also tries to find out the challenges and problems faced by the students and teachers in teaching-learning activities. To conduct the study 30 students and 10 teachers were selected from 5 private universities in Dhaka city. A questionnaire and an interview schedule, containing of both close-ended and open-ended type questions, were used to collect the data. The findings of this study show that both ‘lecture method’ and ‘learner-centered participatory methods’ are being practiced in the private universities of Bangladesh. Among teaching aids ‘multimedia projector/OHP’ is mostly used, followed by ‘whiteboard & marker’. It is also found that both students and teachers are facing many problems in the classroom in teaching-learning activities. Based on the findings of the study, some recommendations have been made for the concerned authorities.
- ICTERC 2013