THE EXPERIENTIAL FLIPPED CLASSROOM MODEL AND THE LEARNER-CENTERED CURRICULUM
University of Tabuk (SAUDI ARABIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The age today is of distance learning and new forms of e-learning. The rate at which a variety of institutions are entering the distance learning arena is increasing rapidly. In spite of the increased popularity and presence of online learning opportunities, however, many researchers and practitioners are decrying the lack of a research-validated framework to guide their design. Other researchers and practitioners point out that what works in effective traditional learning environments may or may not work in online environments. Psychological Association's (1997) research-validated Learner-Centered Psychological Principles, developed from over a century of research .Moreover ,a flipped or reversed classroom uses educational technologies to leverage valuable classroom time. Once students have covered material traditionally covered in lectures outside of the classroom, teachers can focus on learning-based activities in the classroom, and also deliver more one-on-one, customized assistance.
Today ,higher education continues to face a host of significant challenges meeting the needs of our learners. Meeting these challenges requires a strategic planning model and learner centered approach that provides a focus on the learner through the curriculum. The strategic planning process presented a design to do just that, helping ensure that the highest quality learning environments are available to those we serve, moreover,the notion of a flipped classroom draws on such concepts as active
learning, student engagement, hybrid course design, and course pod-casting. The value of a flipped class is in the re-purposing of class time into a workshop where students can inquire about lecture content, test their skills in applying knowledge, and interact with one another in hands-on activities.Now a days ,in the digital world we need a model which engage our students in learning as adventures and researcher where they can approach their own learning in the new various knowledge economy environments.
This study will concentrate on the the following aims:
1- Identifying the curriculum strategic planning model and the learner – centered curriculum .
2- Identify the pedagogical model of the flipped classroom
3- Explaining the elements of the curriculum strategic planning model .
4- Showing the benefits of the flipped classroom .
5- Introducing a guide of the flipped classroom for teachers .
Keywords: e-learning, flipped classroom, learner-centered curriculum.