Assisted Accountability – The True Flipped Classroom

This article reflects much of my education philosophy.

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Eric Mazur introduced the flipped classroom to much interest a couple of decades ago. The idea—and a very good one—is that the time we have together in class is precious, and is being totally underutilized by a one-to-many dissemination of information. In the internet age, Mazur thought, why couldn’t we do the lecture outside of class, when homework would normally be done, and “work” with the concepts together, in class, when we had others around us to work with, not to mention the guidance of the expert teacher? Brilliant, no?

But I think there is an even more important flip that needs to follow. It’s flipped accountability. It’s part of a critical need to transform education by shifting the focus away from information and content (the stuff of 200 years ago) and towards skills and mindsets, to fully support development of human capacity.

Why do we need to shift? Two main…

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2 thoughts on “Assisted Accountability – The True Flipped Classroom”

  1. It’s amazing how much research there is to confirm the dire need for a change in mindset and practice, yet the reluctance of so many to change their thinking and practice is still so strong.

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