My perspective on Flipped Classroom, Laura Oniga, Romania

I believe that introducing new ways of learning is a good start in motivating students to get more involved in their own education, not just but engaging them, but also making it easier to accomplish, because after all education is very important and stays at the base of humankind progress. In our country, the educational system isn’t at its most effective level, everyone finding it pretty inflexible, flipped classroom method of learning may be the answer, not only because of its innovative manner of learning, but also because of its entertainment value.

At its best, a flipped classroom offers students the benefit of greater control over their learning. They steer class discussion to ask teachers for clarification, so their needs guide class time. When conducting hands-on experiments and practicing new skills in class, students can have more autonomy. They can explore new concepts in their own way, at their own pace, in a controlled and supportive environment.

When the flipped classroom method was firstly introduced to us, it was strange and somewhat hard to embrace because of its contrast with the actual learning methods, but after the teachers explained it and we started to work with it, I found it engaging. The process was captivating, from getting the resources from our teachers, to exploiting them and trying to understand them thus we could present them to our classmates.

We have tried to use this method as much as we could, some of our teachers introducing it in their classes. The teachers had introduced the subject through different presentations, then we had a debate on the topic. Later on, we worked in pairs, everyone having different aspects to present and, in the end, all of the presentations were followed by a Kahoot.

By Laura Oniga-11th grade, Liceul Teoretic Sfantu Nicolae, Gheorgheni, Romania

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