Accommodating a variety of learning methods and learning styles

Back to Top The idea of the flipped classroom began in 2007 when two teachers began using software that would let them record their live lectures.

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As the name suggests, the high tech approach to learning utilizes different technology to aid students in their classroom learning.

Many educators use computers and tablets in the classroom, and others may use the internet to assign homework.

Students are viewed as “empty vessels” who passively receive knowledge from their teachers through lectures and direct instruction, with an end goal of positive results from testing and assessment.

In this style, teaching and assessment are viewed as two separate entities; student learning is measured through objectively scored tests and assessments.

Some learning styles require a physical presence and interaction between the educator and the student.

Additionally, some research has shown that low-tech classrooms may boost learning.

Teachers and professors act as the sole supplier of knowledge, and under the direct instruction model, teachers often utilize systematic, scripted lesson plans.

Direct instruction programs include exactly what the teacher should say, and activities that students should complete, for every minute of the lesson.

The teacher’s primary role is to coach and facilitate student learning and overall comprehension of material, and to measure student learning through both formal and informal forms of assessment, like group projects, student portfolios, and class participation.

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