Through the flipped classroom model, students prepare the contents individually at home with the resources previously provided by the teacher and employ the time in the classroom to consolidate knowledge, put it into practice and solve doubts. In this way, students and teachers use the time in the classroom more intelligently and they carry out group work.
According to Space Market Research, the flipped classroom market will continue to grow in the coming years. Why?
What are the main benefits of the flipped classroom model?
# 1 Greater learning effectiveness
Since each student starts with different prior knowledge, each one will need a different time to learn the same concept. Contrary to what happens in traditional teaching, where all students have to follow the same rhythm in the classroom, in the flipped classroom students can employ the time they need to each lesson. In this way, each student will rely on their own progression to spend more or less time in each lesson and make sure they understand it correctly.
Låg and Sæle (University of Tromsø) conclude in their recent meta-analysis of studies comparing the flipped classroom model with the traditional one that the results of the flipped classroom model are slightly better.
# 2 Personalized student tracking
In the flipped classroom model, the teacher-centered instructional part takes place out of the classroom, so that class time can be dedicated to student-centered activities.
Teachers will carry out certain activities depending on the evolution of the students. They will be able to see where their students fail and what topics they should reinforce. In this way, the teacher adapts to the group.
# 3 Role change
In the flipped classroom, students go from being passive students, who simply receive information from the teacher, to active students. They prepare the content at home to see their doubts and be able to solve them and practice in the classroom.
Students make decisions about their learning, participate and work hand in hand with the rest of the students. The basis of learning is to do and not to memorize.
# 4 Increase student motivation
The use of active teaching strategies associates to better learning outcomes. When the students sees that their effort is useful and that they learn quickly, their motivation is greater.
Online training platforms allow you to create conversation groups with or without a teacher, and talk with other students through chats or forums integrated into the learning platform. The motivation of the student increases when being immersed in social learning.
CAE e-learning solutions allow you to take the flipped classroom model to the classroom with the maximum guarantee of success. In their extensive experience, CAE has supported many language centers in modernisation and in the search for profitability.