Can you reverse your pedagogy?!

flipped classroom-Spartanburg photoMy  “7 things” to know topic is about flipped classrooms, which is one of the methods of teaching. In flipped classrooms students have to be prepared for class in advance by watching something recorded like video, usually assigned by the instructor, in order to give them an idea about the class. Instructor spends the actual class time to have students practice the concepts they learned from what they watched through different activities like discussion, experiment, etc. What is more interesting about flipped classroom is that; “devoting class time to application of concepts might give instructors a better opportunity to detect errors in thinking” and help students better, since putting the knowledge in practice can show how well the content is grasped (para, 12).

Although flipped classrooms are effective ways of teaching, it involves some disadvantages. The most important amongst all is that students may complain about the “loss of face-to-face lectures” to some degrees since students have to deal with main or introductory material of the class in out of class time (para, 12). Some students can be very critical, impatient, or into the lecture, and want hit the iron when its hot. So, they may feel comfortable to ask questions when the material is being explained to understand the lecture well.

Overall, i like the idea of flipped classroom, even though it can be time consuming. However, i feel like it’s more applicable to content based instructions. Anyone thinks it can be applied to all kinds of instructions? If yes, how would you utilize it for a skill based instruction?

9 thoughts on “Can you reverse your pedagogy?!

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  2. Another great example of how “pingbacks” work! : )

    They let you know that someone, somewhere, mentioned your post. In this case it was you scooping and sharing your own post, which is a great way to get the ball rolling. I’m gonna go re-scoop it …

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  4. Hey Safa! :)

    Sorry this is kind of a negative comment, but personally, I’m really not a fan of flipped classrooms. It may because of my learning style, but I’m not sure. I’ve had this happen here at MIIS, and I always end up feeling like I’m missing out on something. I feel like I go to class (and am paying a lot of money) to learn from a teacher, so I would rather the teacher explain concepts and ideas to me rather than forcing me to watch a video that I could access somewhere else. I also want to be able to ask questions while I’m learning something for the first time, or as you said, hit the iron while it’s hot. Therefore, I probably wouldn’t use this method in my own classroom, but I do see where it could benefit certain types of students.

    • Hi Jenna, thnx for your comment. What you said about students concern about paying a lot of tuition to take a class and so not preferring a flipped classroom was one of the downsides of this approach. And, i agree with you. But, i think it can still be used with modifications. As it is mentioned in the article, some colleges use flipped classroom approach to some extent but not always . This eclectic and diverse approach of teaching may lead to a fun class and motivate students.

  5. I just scooped one of the first video interviews I ever saw about this hip new term (it’s new, and yet as Jenna mentions, pieces of it are not). The video showcases a science example, which for language learning immediately makes me think of a project-based approach. This Google Site documents more classroom work, fronted by a graphic that the teacher seemed to particularly like:
    Terms, fads, crazes like this one all share the phenomenon that once it reaches a critical mass of adoption or distribution a hip term will be only partially applied, partially understood. Questions like J asks are good ones, prompting a closer look at what different people think this really means.

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