“Flipping the classroom” has become something of a buzzword in the last several years, driven in part by high profile publications in The New York Times (Fitzpatrick, 2012); The Chronicle of Higher Education (Berrett, 2012); and Science (Mazur, 2009); In essence, “flipping the classroom” means that students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then use class time to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge, perhaps through problem-solving, discussion, or debates.
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Traditional methods of teaching that are still being adhered to in the schools: • Teacher-centric classrooms • Teachers in the mode of knowledge dispensers rather than facilitators • Chalk and talk methods • Regimented classrooms • Lack of collaboration and group learning • More emphasis on examinations and results rather than understanding of concepts • Improper alignment between objectives, activities and assessments Related Links