Flipped classroom vs traditional classroom

A 180 degree shift in education. But what does that say? This article will describe the meaning of the flipped classroom and traditional education. At the end, it gives a conclusion of the differences :-)

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What is flipped classroom?

Flipped classroom. What does is it exactly mean? It’s a 180 degree shift in “traditional” education. But what does that say? With the flipped classroom, students have direct access to the knowledge and the teacher serves as a coach and mentor. With the flipped classroom model, students have to prepare their contact moments. During contact moments teachers are able to zoom in on the application and deeper processing of the learning material.

What is traditional classroom?

In the traditional model the teacher stands between the students and the knowledge. Students have no (or little) knowledge about the subject when they come to class. In class, they get taught all the knowledge, and it's often the basic knowledge about a subject. Students have to do the more comprehensive knowledge at home, it’s called homework :p The process of thoughts is mostly viewed after doing a test.

What’s the difference?

With the model of the flipped classroom, students have direct access to the knowledge. Whereas with the traditional classroom, students don’t have direct access to the knowledge. The teacher stands between the students and the knowledge. With the flipped classroom students have to prepare their contact moments. Students who attend a traditional education mostly have to do homework after contact moments.

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