WHAT IS A FLIPPED CLASSROOM? Active learning Flipped classroom is a “pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter” Why Flip? Flipping speaks the language of today’s students. Flipping helps busy students. Flipping helps struggling students. Flipping helps students of all abilities to excel. Flipping allows students to pause and rewind the lessons. Flipping increases student-teacher interaction. Flipping allows teachers to know their students better. Flipping increases student-student interaction. Flipping changes classroom management.
Flipped Classroom at Sackhumvit Centre The word educate comes from Latin, meaning "to bring up, to rise, and to nourish, to train." To educate is an active enterprise. In comparison, the word teach comes from German, meaning “show, declare, warn, persuade." To teach is a more passive activity. The difference between these words, educate and teach, has resulted in many different instructional strategies, some more active and some more passive. The teacher has the option to choose one in order to successfully deliver content. In choosing an active or passive instructional strategy, the teacher must also consider other factors such as subject matter, the resources available, the time allotted for the lesson, and the background knowledge of the students. More than a switch of homework to classwork, this relatively new instructional strategy, the flipped classroom is where the teacher moves the more passive elements of learning such as reading a chapter or simply writing on the board to the flipped classroom where valuable class time is available for more active forms of learning. In flipped classrooms, one goal would be to guide students to make decisions on how to learn better on their own rather than having the teacher deliver information directly. One source of materials for the flipped classroom is Khan Academy; this site originally began with videos that explained math concepts using the motto "Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere." Students preparing for learning through videos might be interested to know that if they are using this methodology they are participating in a flipped classroom model. At Sackhumvit we find the flipped model very effective, not only students enjoy and learn better we also realize students are likely to participate and are actively engaged while watching such formats.