Video reflection on flipping classrooms
Posted September 3, 2012on:
Paul Anderson reflected on his attempt to flip the classroom. My favourite sound bite (starts at 6min 5sec mark):
I love lecturing, I love doing that. But I had to stop and let the kids do that. And some of them are struggling and some of them are continuing to struggle. But I think that’s where education has to move.
Here are some of my other takeaways from his takeaways:
- Equity of technology vs time: Even if all learners have access to technology, the flipped classroom eats into their personal time.
- Flipping the classroom does not change the pedagogy if the focus is only on technology or teaching. It can change if you focus on the students and, say, mastery learning or differentiated learning.
- What works for one teacher may not work for another because the contexts (subjects, school policies or standards, student make up) are different.