Discussion of student focused learning, blended learning and the flipped classroom.
One of the the things we have tried to do in this blog is make the link between the flipped classroom and blended learning (hybrid instruction) but what we have not done to this point is really discuss the relationship and the student centered approach to instruction. This video has brought these ideas together and shed some light ion what it means to be a flipped classroom in the student centered classroom environment. At this point it is very important to understand the role of the instructor in such a classroom. The instructor becomes the guide or coach in an environment where the student is the collector of the information. No longer does the instructor just feed information to the student. Again we see that the classroom time becomes the stage for that interaction which is essential to learning.