The Flipped Classroom is an instructional model gaining popularity in schools around the world. Instead of the students learning the “content” and knowledge in class – they do this outside the class watching videos on a computer (or at school in a lab or on a laptop). The teacher’s role is no longer to lecture and teach the whole class. Rather, the classroom time is used to build on the knowledge and learning the students have done through videos. See the info. graphic below for a full description. Also, this page outlines more about the Flipped Classroom.
EnglishCentral as a video provider, is perfect for trying out a Flipped Classroom approach. How would that work for learning language?
1. The teacher assigns videos for the students to watch and learn English.
2. In class, the teacher plans activities that build on the language structures and points of the videos. The students practice what they individually learned by video.
There is no dry lecturing by a teacher, no ineffective teacher centered instruction. Rather, students learn through performance/practice, building on their individualized video learning and preparation.
It is coming to a school near you. Why not learn more and start flipping out with EnglishCentral!