Flip, not flop, learning
Posted January 23, 2015on:
Today I deliver my talk at Bett 2015 on righting the wrongs of flipping. Not all the wrongs because there are way too many.
I focus on just three and these are the themes I shared on Twitter before I left Singapore.
The tweets were a shorter version of what I need to say in less than 15 minutes after a more than 15-hour flight.
- There is no point in flipping if teachers do not change their mindsets and practices.
- It is not fair or logical to push kids into a curricular race they are not prepared for or do not need to run AND insist that they sacrifice their own time to keep running in.
- Requiring learners to consume videos outside of class might just be changing the nature of homework instead of asking if homework is necessary and well-designed in the first place.
If I was allocated more time, we could explore how some teachers make the mistake of equating flipping only with video-based instruction, not focusing on better classroom interactions, or not actually changing anything by not requiring learners to create and teach.