Shifting The Pedagogy Of Teacher Centered Learner Centered At The National University Of Timor Leste Essay

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STRATEGIC PROPOSAL “Shifting the Pedagogy of Teacher-Centered to Learner-Centered at the National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL)” A brief statement of the issue The Ministry of Education (MOE) of Timor-Leste has educational vision: In 2025, the population of Timor-Leste will be educated, knowledgeable and qualified to live a long and productive life, respectful of peace, family, and positive traditional values. All individuals will have the same opportunities to access to a quality education that will allow them to participate in the economical, social and political development process, ensuring social equity and national unity. (Ministry of Education, 2011) This vision has been embedded into the Timorese people, particularly the educators to pursue the quality of education, however, Timor-Leste educational system currently encounters a great number of problems, one is that the quality of education in terms of teaching and learning pedagogy at all educational levels particularly at the National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL). The application of teaching and learning approach is considerably concerned due to the lack of capital development at UNTL. The lecturers are fully applying the teacher-centered pedagogy (TCP) during the whole time in the classroom. This traditional pedagogy constitutes a barrier for improving the quality of education at UNTL, because students are attending the class for only listening and sitting without learning on what, why and how to become a
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