The Traditional System of Teaching and Learning

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Running Head: TO FLIP OR NOT TO FLIP YOUR CLASSROOM1TIILE:“TO FLIP OR NOT TO FLIP YOUR CLASSROOM”FRANCIS PONGOFIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITYDR. PALLOFFSUMMER 2016
TO FLIP OR NOT TO FLIP YOUR CLASSROOM2ContentsIntroduction....................................................................................................................................2Challenges.......................................................................................................................................3Benefits............................................................................................................................................4Conclusion......................................................................................................................................6Reference:.................................................................................................................................10
TO FLIP OR NOT TO FLIP YOUR CLASSROOM3IntroductionThe traditional system of teaching and learning where the teachers spends 90 percent ofthe time to lecture as the students listen and take notes and sometimes get an assignment hascome under critical scrutiny from a section of educators, policy makers, parents and eventstudents. According to Gojak (2012, para. 1). “Whenever a different strategy comes along,educators wonder about its potential, including for the latest addition--the flipped classroom.”.Flipping the classroom has emerged as one of the alternatives to the above challenge. Flip theclassroom is a system where the students are given tasks to take hone. The students then do apresentation during the classroom hours by sharing their findings. Thus the focus is shift fromteachers giving lectures to students engagement. Some simple define this method as usingvideos to do assignment. I think flipping the classroom is more than just using a video. It isengaging and empowering our students to utilize their ability to learn and understand withoutboundaries.It takes a couple of days for students to complete the cycle. The instructor presents the topic andengages the students in the classroom. A follow up of group or individual video and othermultimedia activities is carried on by the students. The next day is spent discussing their findingsand sometimes calls for a follow up assignment (Saltman, 2011). According to Hennick(1999)flipping the classroom is more about focusing and spending time with students and less timelecturing them.
TO FLIP OR NOT TO FLIP YOUR CLASSROOM4The teachers are responsible for providing the instructional videos. This can be preparedwholly or partially by the teacher. They may also use already available quality and relevantvideos such as those on Youtube as a reference point for the students. There are otherprofessional sources that teachers may acquire the needed training and skills to be able toproduce quality videos. They may also collaborate with other teachers across the globe toproduce such videos. Some teachers even engage their class in producing such videos.ChallengesAs much as some educators believe in flipping the classroom, there are some that find itdifficult to accept it as an effective teaching and learning method. Poor quality videos, too muchtime spent on school work, the cost involve and the lack of resources are some of the concernsexpressed by these educators.Majority of our teachers may not have the required skills in capturing, editing anddelivering quality and relevant video to be used in flipping the classroom. Teachers are thereforeforced to have to learn new skills which may be perfected over a long period of time. For thisreason some of the teachers are unwilling to learn the new skill and those that do learn it have theinitial challenge of not being able to produce quality and relevant videos.Students are required to spend too much time on one topic or subject. They have to spendtime at home viewing videos which can be time consuming. If each subject teachers gives themvideos to view you can imagine how much time they have to spend on all theses. It becomesoverwhelming for bot the students and their. After a long day in school, students will need that
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