This week I am going to share some insight into one of the newer techniques in education, Flipped Learning.
While this concept isn’t brand new, it’s still very fresh and is a concept that is becoming more widely used with phenomenal outcomes for students.
Flipped learning is gaining momentum because of the idea that through the use of technology we can push learning outside of the walls of the school building. This type of learning creates room and time for deeper, more personalized instruction within the walls.
The structure of flipped learning is that students get instruction from the teacher through the use of technology when they are home at night, and during class time they are busy doing hands-on application of the material they learned under the watchful eye of the teacher.
This concept is foreign to the way most of us learned when we were in school.
When I was in school the teacher was the holder of the knowledge. They stood at the front of the room and delivered the information to the students. The students were then assigned homework to take home and complete. Many times students would have issues with the work and had to rely on parents, who hadn’t had the subject for many years, to remember and help.
Unfortunately, many times this model leads to student and parent frustration and ends with the student not completing the work, which results in a poor grade.