MANY PARENTS HAVE A TENDENCY TO PERCEIVE THAT THE LEARNING PROGRESS OF THEIR CHILD IS SLOWER THAN AVERAGE.
Some may even go as far as to think that their child may possess learning disabilities.
Do they really have learning disabilities? Or is the current method of teaching unsuitable for them?
Each child has his own learning style and therefore, compatible teaching methods.
Currently, the traditional education progresses from ‘teaching’ to ‘learning’. When a teacher takes his place in front of the whiteboard, a standard lesson flow commences. Lesson content is dished out in succession, expounded upon, and spoon-fed to the students. However, due to time being a limited resource, coupled with the teacher-to-student ratio, students are unable to fully absorb and commit all the learning points to memory.
Thus, we realised the integral role revision plays in the learning process.
The issue lies in the majority of students being unable to fully retain the information covered during the lesson. When they finally sit down for revision, a good number of points previously learned have become unfamiliar. When students embark on their assignment with a compromised knowledge base, progress is limited. More importantly, the uphill battle in completing their assignments may cultivate an aversion to learning.
Through our conversations with our students, it has been impressed upon us that a good number are keen to revisit lessons as if they were re-watching videos. In doing so, they can repeatedly go through the areas they find challenging, until any bumps in initial learning have been ironed out.
Indeed, in this digital era where smart devices and the World Wide Web are evolving by the second, why are our teaching methods and materials stagnating at that of our ancestors’ era?
Is your child able to absorb and apply what he has learnt effectively? Is he facing difficulties in revision without additional help? More importantly, does your child have an aversion towards learning?
When a child is not performing well academically, parents are responsively inclined to attempt a slew of different enrichment centres in hopes that one will be a game-changer. Some may even question the learning ability of their child. But has it ever occurred to you that the issue may lie in the incompatibility between the teaching method and your child’s learning style? Have you questioned if your child’s thirst for knowledge has been dampened?
In the current digital era where advancements happen on a daily basis, why should the progression of our education methods be stagnating at that of our ancestors’ time?
At Fun Learners’ School, our Flip Classroom concept leads education into a new era. Embracing out-of-the-box learning and toppling traditional teaching methods, the Flip Classroom concept reinvents your child’s learning experience.
WHAT IS THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM CONCEPT?
The Flipped Classroom concept is a technology-supported teaching arrangement where students access the preparatory lessons online prior to the lesson. During the actual lesson, the students complete the assignments with the guidance of the teachers, as well as attempt higher difficulty questions.
WHY THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM CONCEPT?
“The Flipped Classroom concept allows each child to take ownership of their own learning.”
In the past, all students follow the lesson flow under the guidance of the teacher. Lesson content is dished out in succession, expounded upon, and spoon-fed to the students.
While many students may try their utmost best, a multitude of reasons leave them unable to completely absorb the content. In this situation, it is a challenge to complete their assignments. Facing a sizeable number of unsolved questions, it may leave them feeling defeated and inevitably cultivate an aversion to learning.
Research has shown that if students are able to effectively complete their assignments, they are able to achieve a higher knowledge retention rate. However, the issue with the traditional teaching method lies in the students being unable to successfully finish their assignments.
Therefore, the Flipped Classroom concept allows the learning process to start at home. Students can view the videos repetitively, specifically the parts that they face difficulties grasping in immediate.
At the same time, they can formulate their inquisitive thoughts prior to the lesson and surface them during the lessons. This will facilitate the process of in-depth discussion during the lesson. After addressing any questions each child may have, the teacher can then reinforce their understanding through attempting higher difficulty questions.
How do we implement the Flipped Classroom concept?
- Prior to the lesson, students are to self-study by attending online lessons which can be accessed via electronic devices. Follow the instructions to complete basic assignments. The maximum length of each video lesson is 30min.
- Students are encouraged to formulate inquisitive thoughts and bring them to the table for open discussion.
- The teacher will steer the discussion, guide them in completing assignments during the lesson, and carry out regular class tests to evaluate the quality of learning.