Entering the Flipped classroom model: What’s there in it?

A growing number of educators are flipping their classrooms concerning it to be revolutionary move. They are encouraging their students to do homework at school and school work at home. The concept is being adopted by many schools and intends to turn the traditional teaching process on its head, and complement the values of IB curriculum.

How it is done?

Instead of teaching a new topic in class and then assigning homework, students learn content online via video lectures and podcasts at home independently and then do their homework in class.

It’s time for meaningful interactions

Traditionally, the dissemination of information was considered to be the best use of teachers’ time in the classroom. Flipped classroom, on the other hand, provides a learner-centered approach and is designed to offer students with proactive involvement in their knowledge development.

The flipped classroom model encourages student participation and gives time for more practical work in classroom. It enables the teachers and students to indulge in discussions and problem solving rather than rubbing the theories.

Encourages parents’ involvement

Flipped model can be used as a tool to help get parents more involved. Students can immerse their parents in physical learning. They can film their work, and their learning typically goes beyond the tablets and computer games, making them realize the true importance of IT.

Active learning

The flipped classroom model works in synchronization with IB philosophy that recognizes students as active members of the learning process. It transforms the learning and teaching experience where learning responsibility is shared rather than burdened on one student.

Flipping is a highly recommended strategy that develops and gains depth in students comprehension while trying to achieve superior quality content goals. It gives them time to master the required skills and apply their knowledge in authentic contexts. It facilitates identification of students requirements, interests and learning profiles while discussing and doing collaborative work.