– by Vincenza Leone –
When you ask a teacher who is not specialized in Flipped Learning what it is, the first answer is probably: a way to teach with video. This is the most spread idea about FL. It is not exactly what it is. According to Flipped Learning 3.0. The Operating System for the Future of Talent Development, by Jon Bergmann and Errol St. Clair Smith (2017), “Flipped Learning is NOT primarily about the videos.” In Chapter eight, they assert:
One misconception about Flipped Learning is that it is a technological solution to training. The perception is that you must first start with the technology and then follow up with something to do in class. Contrary to this view, Flipped Learning is a fundamentally good educational practice that happens to have a technological component (p. 139).
The question is how much and how often we need to have the technological component in the individual space? Even if I am a supporter of technology at school and in teaching/learning activities, I am also sure that we cannot define every situation the same, so that sometimes we need to give a different shape to the individual space. Just to give a couple of examples from my personal experience, I would tell what I developed along the time:
How about you? Have you flipped any lessons without video? If so, please share below.