The Implementation of a Student- Centered Approach to Teaching Reading in English (A Case Study)


  • Erni University of Riau, Indonesia


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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Erni. (2019). The Implementation of a Student- Centered Approach to Teaching Reading in English (A Case Study). The Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah Journal (JSASS), 6(1), 167-182. Retrieved from