“From Teaching to Learning”: Characteristics and Challenges of a Student-Centered Learning Culture

  • Carmen WulfEmail author


Inquiry-based learning is part of the tradition of the much-discussed “shift from teaching to learning” (Barr and Tagg 1995), which calls for the learning culture to be oriented towards a student-centered view. This transition is not a new phenomenon. However, it has gained popularity, particularly since the start of the Bologna Process and discussions of higher education didactics at European institutions of higher learning. As such, learning culture, as a concept, should be examined and defined from various perspectives (Schüßler and Thurnes 2005). In the following article, I will present a holistic view of learning processes using the term “learning culture.”


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  1. 1.Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Institut für Pädagogik, Fachgruppe Forschungsmethoden in den Erziehungs- und BildungswissenschaftenOldenburgGermany

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