Flipping flipped instruction
The research comes out as the idea of a "flipped classroom," in which students first watch videos or read texts and then do projects in the classroom, has been growing in popularity at colleges and graduate schools. The study's conclusion suggests that the current model of the flipped classroom should itself be flipped upside down. The researchers advocate the "flipped flipped classroom," in which videos come after exploration and not before.
If we do pre-lecture activities in class, “lectures” and readings at home as “homework” and then advanced things during the next class period, this still allows us to do the more fun advanced things in class. In other words, class sessions can be split between doing advanced application of the reading/lectures, then doing pre-lecture “discovery” toward the end of class, which could connect it to the previously-learned material.
Anyone interested in doing a follow-up study to see if this works without the BrainExplorer (here’s a post where they built the BrainExplorer) or in other subject areas?