პედაგოგი, აკაკი წერეთლის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტი, ქუთაისი, საქართველო
Teaching for Tomorrow – Flipped Classroom
(ახალი ტექნოლოგიები და ინოვაციები სწავლა / სწავლების / კვლევის პროცესში)
Introduction and aim: As technology entered universities and schools more and more, the Flipped Classroom Model has been growing in popularity among educational pioneers. Technology and task-based learning are key components of the flipped classroom model. 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.
The aim of the paper is to show how a Flipped Classroom contributes to student learning. It also attempts to state the top six disadvantages of a flipped classroom. Finally, it gives implications for successfully flipping your classroom.
Research methodology: The paper uses descriptive and explanatory research methods.
Results and implications: This research has implications for instructional delivery in 21st century classrooms. This study illustrates that technology can provide a self-paced instructional setting that can effectively support mastery learning for students. In a traditional lecture, students often try to capture what is being said at the instant the speaker says it. They cannot stop to reflect upon what is being said, and they may miss significant points because they are trying to transcribe the instructor’s words. By contrast, the use of video and other prerecorded media puts lectures under the control of the students: they can watch, rewind, and fast-forward as needed.
Conclusion: The flipped classroom constitutes a role change for instructors, who give up their front - of - the - class position in favor of a more collaborative and cooperative contribution to the teaching process. The flipped model puts more of the responsibility for learning on the shoulders of students. Activities can be student - led, and communication among students can become the determining dynamic of a session devoted to learning through hands - on work.
Keywords: Flipped classroom, technology, task - based learning, student - led, hands - on work