5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom
“Students forced to take major responsibility for their own learning go through some or all of the steps psychologists associate with trauma and grief: Shock, Denial, Strong emotion, Resistance and withdrawal, Struggle and exploration, Return of confidence, and Integration and success” (Felder & Brent, 1996, p. 43.) Active learning environments cause disruption. They cause disruption because they go against the status quo. They break away from the ‘norms’ you typically see in a classroom. In these environments, you’re not going to see a classroom where students are listening to the teacher’s voice as he or she presents information from the textbook. Instead, you’ll see students engaged in a task and solving a problem. The flipped classroom is one type of active learning environment. It’s also hard. It’s hard because flipped classrooms require a new set of skills for both the instructor and the students. 1. 2. 3. Try a flippable moment. 4. 5. Resources Dirksen, J. (2012).
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