Flipped Classrooms: Could This Be The Solution To Improve Quality Of Learning?
More and more school are starting to accept the fact that something in the traditional setup of teaching in the classroos must be changed. With this, the idea of so-called flipped learning was initiated. It is similar to the usual teacher-to-student interaction during a lecture, but in flipped classroom, an instructional approach is used which aims to reverse the traditional model of the teacher giving a lecture in front of the class. After the session, students are sent home to work through assignments that enhance their understanding of the concepts.
In flipped learning, students are expected to watch lecture videos or read relevant readings on their own before class, and class time is devoted to expanding on the material through group discussions and collaborative learning projects. This is basically like doing the homework before the class begins. The role of the teacher of the instructor in flipped learning is to guide students when questions or problems are raised.
Assuming that all every student has access to the appropriate technology and resources, and are motivated as well to prepare for each lecture session, flipped learning can introduce a wide range of benefits. For one, flipped learning allows students to take control of their own learning by watching lecture videos at their own pace, wherein they can pause, list down questions and important points, or re-watch parts they find confusing. The model also encourages students to learn from each other and have a more in-depth analysis of the topics as a group.
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