Flipped Classroom: A Critical Analysis
The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed (EDUCAUSE, 2012). Students will do their reading or watch a short video lectures before the class sessions. Hence, during lessons in classroom, more time will be spent on discussions and hands on.
The notion of a flipped classroom draws on such concepts as active learning and student engagement. The value of a flipped class is in the repurposing 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. During class sessions, teachers will act as a facilitator, encouraging students in individual …show more content…
Functionalists view education as one of the more important social institutions in a society (OpenStax College, 2013). According to the functional perspective, education helps socialize children and prepare them for their eventual entrance into the larger society as adults.
The Conflict Perspective on the other hand, emphasizes that education reinforces inequality in the larger society. An example is tracking, which is a formalized sorting system that sorts the students depending on their performance and places them on “tracks” (advanced versus low achievers) this places students of similar ability together and may have access to more individual attention from the teachers. While educators believe that students will do better in tracked classes, conflict theorists believe that tracking may lead to self-fulfilling prophecies. Others may view or treat them differently based on where they were tracked too and that perpetuates inequalities. They may also feel the need to live up or down to the expectations set by their teachers and