The Classroom Model Of Education

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Over the years, classrooms have become synonymous with the idea of teachers coming into class one after another and giving lectures to students. Teachers often assign homework to students which they are expected to finish at home, as successive lectures don’t leave time for students to work on homework in school. However, this conventional approach to a classroom often develops passive student-teacher relationships where neither the teacher learns about his student, nor the student learns from his teacher. The time is ideal for inventing a super school, which inverts the traditional classroom to one where students and teachers work together on assignments and activities in school and the students instead watch lectures at home through various technological means. This super school will thus, prioritize the flipped classroom model which harnesses current technology in a way that enhances direct interaction between teachers and students as a more effective learning experience. The traditional model of education has failed to generate student interest as most students often disengage themselves from class lectures. This one-size-fits-all education system results in limited concept engagement and severe consequences. In the United States, as many as 7200 students drop out of high school each day and only 69% of students who start high school graduate in four years. (Knewton) Almost 50% of the dropouts leave schools because they find classes uninteresting and unnecessarily boring. (Ernweb) The teachers typically disseminate the information to the class and expect the students to grasp the concepts through instruction. However, students aren’t able to reflect on material that they are being taught in class when they essentially have ... ... middle of paper ... ...teachers a better idea about their students and overall progress outside of class. This makes the teachers much more flexible in their expectations of student timelines for learning and in their assessments of student learning. (The Four Pillars of FLIP) Flipping the classroom will redefine education as schools would no longer just offer information but rather will be integrated into the development process of a child through conversation, participation and collaboration. They will offer a warm place, with caring and dedicated staff, who will be committed to advance the skills of their students through the appropriate use of accessible and advanced technologies inside and outside of class. Through better communication in classrooms and stronger bonds between students and teachers, the flipped model of education will become successful in enhancing student learning.
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