Bloom’s Taxonomy creates a hierarchy to classify different types of learning. In many classrooms teachers provide space for remembering and understanding and send the students home to apply and analyze on their own.
Traditionally a teacher’s responsibility was simply to ensure that students were introduced to, understood, and remembered information.
Flipped learning fundamentally changes the teacher’s role in the classroom.
In LEADPrep classrooms we do things differently. We use Flipped Classrooms. We take Bloom’s taxonomy and flip it on its head. Instead of using the time at school to focus on the lower functions of the taxonomy, the students use their classroom time to analyze, apply, and create.
Working on the more difficult skills of applying and analyzing in the classroom, the teacher is there to guide and provide assistance at the point when students need the most help.
Teachers are no longer doling out information like scoops of ice cream–Google and Wikipedia can do that!
Our teachers are innovatively using one-to-one coaching and technology. This supports the students as they build on what they know, evaluate different ways to apply their knowledge, and create new and original works that showcase what they have learned.
Learn more at Flipped Learning Global Initiative.