Learning Strategies

Flipped Classrooms Provide Less Flattering Feedback

Aug 30, 2012

LESS FLATTERING FLIPPING FEEDBACK: Education Week chronicles the adventures of four K-12 institutions across the nation implementing 'flipped classroom' models. Right in line with Ms. Passanisi and Ms. Peters views (see: Digital Natives Can Learn a Thing or Two), it seems that flipping the classroom requires a little more than providing access to digital products and pressing "play." The article highlights several barriers to implementation, as described by educators, from dealing with students' and teachers' perceptions of a lecture to realizing the implications of move-at-your-own-pace learning. There's also practical advice from the founding fathers of the flipped movement, Mr. Jonathan Bergmann and Mr. Aaron Sams. We maintain faith in the flipped model -- an informative, engaging lecture should be available 24/7 -- but remain wary of the lack of interaction at home. If a student does not understand the subject matter and cannot ask questions as he or she moves along, watching video is no different than reading textbook chapters.

Learning Strategies

Flipped Classrooms Provide Less Flattering Feedback

Aug 30, 2012

LESS FLATTERING FLIPPING FEEDBACK: Education Week chronicles the adventures of four K-12 institutions across the nation implementing 'flipped classroom' models. Right in line with Ms. Passanisi and Ms. Peters views (see: Digital Natives Can Learn a Thing or Two), it seems that flipping the classroom requires a little more than providing access to digital products and pressing "play." The article highlights several barriers to implementation, as described by educators, from dealing with students' and teachers' perceptions of a lecture to realizing the implications of move-at-your-own-pace learning. There's also practical advice from the founding fathers of the flipped movement, Mr. Jonathan Bergmann and Mr. Aaron Sams. We maintain faith in the flipped model -- an informative, engaging lecture should be available 24/7 -- but remain wary of the lack of interaction at home. If a student does not understand the subject matter and cannot ask questions as he or she moves along, watching video is no different than reading textbook chapters.

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