The Learning Pyramid, may be 20 years old but it still demonstrates the 5 areas of learning that are needed in order for our young people to succeed.
Flipped Learning Pic
It’s clear that to become an ‘expert’ you need to do, rather than to watch or listen. Students need to become active rather than passive learners. Flipped learning enables this through flipping the traditional ‘Sage on a Stage’ classroom practitioner into preparing or finding short videos that can ‘lecture’ students at their own pace – where they can replay the clip in order to improve understanding. This then enables them to participate in the active aspect of learning enabling the active learning to take place.
Far too often we are allowing students to be ‘spoonfed’ providing them with the answer, starting their sentences, giving them heavy scaffolding. It is interesting to watch this video clip and see how a baby, ‘Taffy’, needs to solve problem, and uses independent thinking to solve the problem. Alone. Taffy could have just screamed for attention and help from an adult but instead is able to work it out and solve the problem. How can we continue to develop this virtual need for problem solving as a form of independent learning in our young people within our classrooms?