The Flipped Classroom

The flipped classroom describes a reversal of traditional teaching where students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then class time is used to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge through strategies such as problem-solving, discussion or debates. (Vanderbilt University, Center for Teaching).

The flipped classroom is an excellent pedagogical model, especially within textile technologies.  I believe that due to the nature of textiles providing students with the ability to view lectures demonstrating sewing techniques outside school hours and at their own pace will be beneficial to students.  As this will provide the students with more class time to utilise sewing machines and allowing  you to clarify any questions that they may have.

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