Stig, itslearning and the flipped classroom
Students learn everywhere, anytime – not just in schools. Stig Hymander, a teacher at Djäkneparksskolan in Norrköping, Sweden, is aware of this. So he uses itslearning to help his students get the most out of their learning by flipping his classroom.
He makes recorded lessons available on itslearning for his students to watch as homework. He then uses class time to provide individual help to students who struggled with the material. “This results in students getting more out of the class time. They also require less homework,” Stig says, adding that students who struggle with the material can re-watch the videos to grasp the concepts.
Flipping his classroom is providing other benefits. Students who previously struggled to find the motivation to study now take more responsibility for their studies in the flipped classroom. These are students who struggled to learn in a traditional class setting (with the teacher lecturing to students sitting at their desks in rows) but who thrive when they can choose when and where to learn. “It's fantastic that itslearning can be adapted to meet the specific needs of individual students. The possibilities are endless,” Stig says.
Stig is not the only one satisfied with his flipped classroom concept. His students consistently provide him with positive feedback – which matches up with the positive results. They tell him they want more of the flipped classroom and Stig, a modern teacher keen to apply technology in his teaching, is more than willing to comply.
“It's fantastic that itslearning can be adapted to meet the specific needs of individual students. The possibilities are endless,” says Stig Hymander, a teacher at Djäkneparksskolan in Norrköping, Sweden.
Posted on Thu, April 11, 2013
by Mark Macdonald