Memorization and paper-writing are staples of many of the tests. However, today’s workforce is looking for employees who can be critical thinkers and use higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Knowing is not enough if it cannot be applied and used for problem-solving. Mintz (2015) found that education is moving more towards being outcome-driven, with an emphasis on mastery. This alone is an argument for inviting the creativity and choice of the higher level thinking learning style. The constructivist view of learning emphasizes active learning to link new ideas and experiences to one’s prior knowledge (Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, 2000). This theory supports higher levels of thinking in Bloom’s Taxonomy. Further, like flipping classroom allows learners to demonstrate creativity through real-world application by creating, performing, thinking critically, and thinking analytically. Flipped classroom is a vehicle for active learning, especially those who learn best through real-world approaches and through Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences.
Pros of Flipped Classroom The flipped classroom concept shows immense potential in the face of active learning. Following is a lowdown on the benefits of flipped learning.
• Students have more control. (Students take responsibility of their own learning and develops culture of learning.)
• It promotes student-centered learning and collaboration. (Students help each other.)
• Lessons and content are more accessible. (Technology based