The Implementation of a Student- Centered Approach to Teaching Reading in English (A Case Study)
Keywords:student centered approach, teaching reading
This case study was aimed to explore the implementation of a student-centered approach (SCA) to teaching reading in English at university of Sumatera (pseudonym) Indonesia. 20 students and 1 lecturer were involved in this study. Data was collected through field note, video recorded and interview as a measure of triangulation to ensure validity of the data. A rigorous constant comparative analysis was employed as well as trustworthiness of reporting the data captured to ensure the reliability. The findings illustrated that the lecturer in teaching reading comprehension, implemented the principles of SCA at the pre, whilst and post teaching stage. The assessments carried out in the reading classroom were formative and summative. The formative and summative assessments were carried out at the post teaching stage either individually or groups through written, spoken or an observation. Non electronic media was used by lecturer to enhance students’ reading comprehension except suggesting students search the additional material through their own mobile phone. The lecturer developed a positive classroom environment well by managing or monitoring students’ learning through classroom management in teaching reading. Shortly, SCA implemented in taeching Reading and affected significantly to students reading compreension activities but not their success in reading comprehension achievment.
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