Students watch lectures at home, at their own pace, communicating with peers and teachers via online discussions.
Teachers in the class actively engaging with the students solving exercises on the various concepts.
2 key factors are driving the adoption of the Flipped Classroom model.
In the US only 69% of students who start high school finish 4 years later.
An average of 7.200 students drops out of high school each day totalling 1.3M a year.
A student drops out of high school every 26 seconds!
The availability of online video and student access to technology have paved the way for flipped classroom models.
- Adults who have viewed an online video.
- Covering topics from physics to history.
Teachers create videos.
Then students watch the 5 - 7 minutes video at home before the class.
Class time is spent to solve more exercises.
Teachers have more time to explain difficult concepts and help students
Frustration is now minimized when problems are solved in the class.
After each session students write down questions they have and teachers review these questions
Students whose parents don't have time now receive help in the class.
Skip class if they are sick.
Pause and re-watch a recorded session until they grasp the concept.
Master the concepts by solving exercises in class.
Understand the concept fully, so that they can be confident on test day.
Mandoulides Schools in Thessaloniki were the 1st school in Greece to implement the Flipped Classroom method. Flipped Classroom on its own is not a panacea to low engagement, but it will make a significant difference if it is used as a supplementary tool to live class sessions.
Source: Mandoulides Schools