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Prev Teaching Writing Next Teaching Grammar 42 Comments hespa001 · June 6, 2019 at 10:35 pm Flipped learning encourages students to learn the vocabulary necessary for the class before the class. Advantages: – more opportunity in class time to do more complex activities involving the vocab, rather than spending time learning the vocab – means that students are repeating vocab during the lesson, helping them to embed it in their long-term memory Disadvantages: – students may not learn the correct context for the word which may confuse them – relies on students being disciplined outside of the classroom, and if they are not we would still have to go through it in class which would delay other students learning – students may start to embed the wrong pronunciation into their memory Reply jackmainwaring · June 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm Pre-learning, under the umbrella of the flipped classroom model, involves students being asked to learn material, in this instance vocabulary, prior to the first lesson on the new set of words or phrases. Advantages of this approach include: Students would be able to dedicate however much time they require to learn the new material, instead of given too little or too much time in a classroom setting. Some words or phrases may prove more difficult for certain students to grasp, and so pre-learning would give them time to learn such material, and also allow the students to know which words or phrases they may wish to ask the teacher about for more clarification on meaning/pronunciation. The lesson can concentrate on applying new vocabulary to relevant contexts instead of using time to learning and remembering. Arguably, more words or phrases could be introduced by pre-learning than in the limited time-frame of a classroom lesson. There are also some disadvantages to this approach, including: Students may lack the discipline require to learn outside of the classroom. Compared to being taught new vocabulary by a teacher, students may not be confident with the context or pronunciation of certain words. It is likely that all students will not dedicate the same amount of time to the pre-learning, which could lead to a class of very mixed ability. Pre-learning vocabulary in this way does not involve any speaking and listening when first presented with new words or phrases, both important aspects of their learning at the early stages with new material. Reply Sneha Lala · June 11, 2019 at 9:04 pm Pre-learning involves students learning vocabulary before the lesson. Advantages: Encouraging students to take control of their own learning. Allows students who are struggling to take their time with learning vocabulary. Means class can be used to put these words into context without too much time being needed on the vocab itself. Disadvantages: Some students may struggle to do this alone. Students will put a varying amount of effort in. May need to go over things making the class seem dull for students who learnt it all/ if you don’t go over things it’s hard for students who struggled with the homework. Difficult to do with young children. This form of pre-learning has no context and is the rote learning CLT avoids. Reply jla2g18 · June 13, 2019 at 11:36 am The flipped classroom model is a learning approach in which the raw learning material is learned before the first class covering the topic. Advantages; – First two levels of Bloom’s taxonomy; Remembering and Understanding can be completed prior to class, freeing up time to focus on more advanced application of the new knowledge – Children can control how they choose to learn the material and study in a way that suits their learning style, there is freedom to spend as much time as needed going over the vocabulary without learning time being related to the class ability as a whole Disadvantages; – In every class there are students who are more and less motivated than others. The students who learn the content thoroughly before the lesson risk becoming bored or disengaged if the content still needs to be covered in order for students who didn’t complete the learning to take part in the lesson – Learning vocabulary individually means that the student focused game/interactive activities used in CLT aren’t accessible and therefore students may be less motivated to learn outside of the classroom leading them to not enjoy the subject Reply Evie Burrows · June 13, 2019 at 8:58 pm In the flipped classroom model, students learn the content (here, vocabulary) before the lesson. Advantages: – Students can learn at their own pace (differentiation) – Time in class can be spent on activities which are higher up on Bloom’s taxonomy, and pronunciation and production for instance can be focussed on more. The vocabulary is consolidated through these activities – Encourages students to develop responsible and independent study habits – Can enable students to spend more time in contact with the L2 Disadvantages: – Relies on students being able and disciplined in learning the vocabulary outside of class, could lead to very mixed abilities – Requires a system for giving the students the content in advance, this may be time-consuming for teachers as well – Harder to make pre-learning engaging and motivating Reply Patricia-Ioana Sfagau · June 20, 2019 at 3:59 pm The flipped classroom model implies that students first study a topic for themselves at home and come prepared to the class in order to solve problems and to do practical work. In the context of teaching vocabulary this methos could be beneficial because students get to study new vocabulary items at their own pace in their own time without having to worry of being rushed. When students come prepared and having already understood the new words lessons can flow more smoothly. What is more students get to help each other when doing class homework therefore they work on their social skills to. A disadvantage of this style of teaching could be that there could be topics students are not able to study themselves so they might either learn the lesson content in a worng way which would be more work for the teacher to make them understand it the right way or they could not understand it at all so the teacher needs to start with the topic all over again. Reply Leandra Thomson · June 20, 2019 at 4:25 pm The flipped classroom model is an approach used to integrate learning at home with the classroom. Through this, teachers are encouraged to post interactive videos and lessons for students to watch and complete before coming to class. This way, once in the classroom, time can be devoted to more advanced application and concepts of the information (in this case, vocabulary) learned at home. Advantages: -More time can be spent on more difficult concepts. -Students are more exposed to the material. -Students are able to work on online work at their own flexibility. Disadvantages: -Some students may not have access to wifi or internet access in their home, making it hard for them to keep up with online work. -Technology has occasional flaws, meaning there may be times students cannot access the online information. -Some students may struggle with self-motivation to complete online work, causing them to fall behind their peers. Reply GeorgiaHarris · June 21, 2019 at 5:05 pm The flipped classroom model introduces students to learning material before coming to class. This allows the time spent in the classroom to be used for deepening the understanding of a topic and applying the newly gained knowledge. Pre-learning of vocabulary before a lesson would mean that lesson time could be used to apply the vocab to new situations. Spoken, written or listening based activities can be used to give context to and consolidate the new vocabulary. Advantages: -more time during lessons to focus on more complex parts of language learning -students get more of an opportunity to use the language and get feedback, rather than just memorising. -students go over the vocab twice, once before the lesson and then applying it during the lesson, helping to embed the information and put it in their long-term memory. Disadvantages: -extra pressure on weaker students who may struggle working independently, means the lesson is also now inaccessible to them. -relies on students actually putting in the time and effort to learn the vocab before class. -may be difficult to correct any issues if students have miss-taught themselves Reply Emma Walsh · June 23, 2019 at 2:17 pm Pre-learning vocabulary before class is part of the ‘flipped classroom’ model where students learn material, such as vocabulary, before the lesson, so that the lesson can then involve more activities and less lecturing. Potential advantages: – Allows students to learn at their own pace e.g. those that are struggling can take more time, and those that are confident can push themselves further with extra vocabulary – Lessons are more efficient if students are already prepared with some basic knowledge – There is less lecture time from the teacher and more time on group work/projects – Students can help each other on their work – The teacher can be more involved with individual students/groups during tasks, and their individual needs – Students can ask for help with lesson tasks, or any questions that came out of pre-learning Potential disadvantages: – If some students do not do the pre-learning tasks, then either lessons will not be useful for them, or those who did the pre-learning tasks will have information heavily repeated which may become boring – Students may struggle with some of vocabulary and have questions that may block their pre-learning – Pre-learning may be less diverse, such as only involving reading and thus more interactive aspects of learning such as listening and speaking aren’t encountered as early Reply ear42 · June 23, 2019 at 5:09 pm The flipped classroom model is where students do the initial learning of new content at home then work through problems in the class rather than the other way round. This could be used to introduce new vocabulary by giving the students a video (visual and sound aids) to watch. Once in the lesson the students can carry out interactive tasks and group work to consolidate what they learned at home. The teacher can then observe the student’s progress and correct their pronunciation or stretch them were required through questioning. Advantages: – The content becomes available to students beyond typical classroom time. – The students can watch the videos at their own pace since they can be paused and rewound. – Students can write down questions before they go to the lesson so they are prepared to ask them when in the lesson. – It is easier to personalise the learning material to match each student’s ability. – More time can be spent on group work and projects in the classroom. – Students can help each other in the classroom which helps both advanced and less advanced learners. – Teachers have more time to help those students who are struggling. Disadvantages: – All students may not have access to the internet and a computer – The students may not learn the material before the lesson so will not be prepared to jump straight into doing tasks. Reply Lizzie Avery · June 24, 2019 at 11:56 am In the flipped classroom model students learn the content (in this case, the new vocabulary) at home and then work on problems, practical work and activities (traditional ‘homework,’) in class time. To introduce pre-learning new vocabulary, the teacher could make PowerPoint slides or YouTube videos available online that matches new vocabulary to pictures. When they come to class, students would then work with the new vocabulary they learnt, for example in individual gap-fill activities as well as engaging and interactive activities as a class. Advantages: – Students can work through new vocabulary at their own pace. Online PowerPoints and videos in particular enable students to pause, take breaks, re-wind, re-watch and go over them as many times as they need to. This is not possible in the classroom since the class go through the content at one pace all together. -The teacher is able to spend more time with students at an individual level and to personalise their teaching to each of their needs. -The teacher can see from the beginning of the lesson what has been grasped by the students and what hasn’t. This avoids wasting lesson time over vocabulary that students may already know. The teacher can then dedicate a part of the lesson to go over particularly difficult vocabulary at class level (if most of them are struggling with a certain word/words) or at an individual level. Similarly, the teacher can instantly see who is struggling and who is not with the new vocabulary so he/she can dedicate his/her lesson time more to those who are finding the tasks difficult. -Also, if the students already have an understanding of the meaning of the vocabulary the teacher can instead spend his/her time teaching the vocabulary in real-life contexts or example sentences etc (activities which can be done in class). -It helps vocabulary go into a student’s long-term memory since they are having to recall what they learnt at home in the lesson. -Students become more independent and take control of their learning (by working through vocabulary at their own pace). -Lesson time is more effective/not wasted since students will come to class already prepared with any questions they might have. Disadvantages: -Requires access to technology at home, which not all students may have, particularly those from low-income families. -Requires self-motivation and discipline. Not all children have the will power to teach themselves. Students who find the content difficult to understand may give up rather than pursuing with it (requires resilience and patience, which not all children have, particularly younger learners). In the traditional model, the teacher can motivate students or clarify questions they have or difficulties they are encountering there and then. -If they have not done the prep work, students cannot participate in class. Reply mifei99 · June 25, 2019 at 10:59 pm The advantages of the flipped classroom model: – Students can work at their own pace outside the classroom, meaning that theoretically all achieve a strong grasp of the content – Weaker students aren’t embarrassed in the classroom – Students are able to use the teacher’s deep cultural and language knowledge to push their learning further because they no longer have to focus on simply learning vocab – Students become aware of difficulties earlier and can ask the teacher at the beginning of class, rather than have these problems eat into their classroom time – Students are encouraged to do more work at home so that they don’t fall behind in class, meaning that they spend more time learning the language Disadvantages: – Students may become frustrated if they face difficulties they can’t overcome or ask the teacher to help them with at home – If students aren’t able to complete work at home, the teacher must quickly adapt lessons to teach content. This may bore students that have done the prep work Reply Andrés López Schrader · June 26, 2019 at 9:14 am In the flipped classroom, students are introduced to new material before class time. Initial learning is directed to independent time and the class is focused on activities to review and use the new material. Possible advantages: – Students can review material as many times as they’d like outside the classroom at their own pace. – The cognitive process in the class focuses on recall, which consolidates memories. – Students can develop self-teaching techniques and delve deeper into more complex material if they wish to do so. Disadvantages: – The teacher must quickly adapt lessons to student abilities and depth of review. If some students study for 2-3 hours at home while others haven’t done so at all, it will be difficult to adapt lessons for all of the students in the class. – The time that students spend in front a screen learning a language rather than a natural processor (people) increases. Reply jsm89 · June 26, 2019 at 12:12 pm I followed a flipped learning style for most of my A levels. Some of these dis/advantages may be more personal rather than general! Advantages: – Encourages students to take responsibility of their own learning – Allows them to explore the topic and come up with their own ideas before formally learning it in class – Allows students to learn at their own pace, with consolidation/assessment opportunities in class – Teaches self-discipline which may be useful for later life eg university courses – Allows the classroom time to be used more effectively Disadvantages: – Relies on the students actually completing the work beforehand, otherwise class will be a bit of a struggle – Students can develop misconceptions/bad habits about the topic which can then be hard to remove – Can lead to the lessons being more boring if the student feels they have already understood the topic (less so in language classes) – Can take a long time for some students to grasp the topic and therefore they spend much more time working at home than others Reply juliazlot · June 26, 2019 at 12:15 pm The flipped classroom model encourages students to learn content before attending lessons, so that the lessons can then be used for consolidating and applying material. The major advantage of this in learning vocabulary is that each student can spend as much time as they need to understand the new content and become comfortable with it, as opposed to being limited by the needs of other students in the classroom. Under this model, lesson time can be used solely for activities putting the new vocabulary into context and increasing student confidence in applying the vocabulary within speaking, reading and writing. However, the flipped classroom model relies on students being independent learners, but not all of them may have the discipline to do so, especially at a young age. As a result, this model can lead to increased differentiation in ability within the classroom. Furthermore, it is possible that vocab may be learnt incorrectly (either in terms of pronunciation or meaning) and, as a result, teachers will have to waste time undoing such mistakes. Reply Stephen Grech · June 26, 2019 at 6:40 pm The flipped classroom method encourages students to learn relevant vocabulary before the lesson in order to be able to keep up with material it will be covering. Its advantageous in the sense that it allows the students to take over part of the learning themselves. Students seem to be more motivated to do this type of homework rather than the traditional kind. However, it risks the students not preparing relevant material and also it is quite time-consuming for the teacher to prepare for this kind of lesson. Reply SammyLappage · June 27, 2019 at 12:40 am In the “flipped classroom” model, students acquire knowledge before the class and use the time in class to practice, apply, evaluate, analyse etc concepts and ideas through peer interaction and working with teachers. This is in contrast to traditional learning approaches in which students acquire knowledge in a classroom context and are then sent away to synthesise, analyse and evaluate this after the class. The “flipped classroom” model could be used to introduce new vocabulary. For example, at the end of one class students could be given a list of words which they are encouraged to research before the next class. They could be asked to draw a picture of each of the words or write a simple definition which could be in both languages. One of the advantages of this method is that classroom time can be better spent on more engaging activities rather than looking up the meaning of words. Familiarising students with the vocabulary before the class means they are also more likely to remember it as they can take as much time as they need to research the new vocabulary as they are doing so outside of a time-pressured classroom environment. One of the disadvantages of this method is that it relies on the students being self-motivated and disciplined to do the preparation work. Some students may do it while others may not which can make running the lesson difficult. Reply Ross Moncrieff · June 27, 2019 at 10:55 am In the flipped classroom model, the students learn the content before coming to the class, and then use the time with the teacher to build on this content more thoroughly by reflecting upon the content in an evaluative and analytical manner. The advantages of this method are that is that it encourages students to be proactive outside the classroom in pursuing their own individual, learning objectives. It also allows classroom time to be used more effectively in that the teacher can focus on more advanced content with the students. However, students of a lower ability range may struggle to complete the pre-classroom preparation without the guidance of a teacher or other students as they would have in the classroom environment, which would then lead to them falling further behind by not having the adequate structures in place during the lesson. On top of this, without the previous support of a teacher on a topic, it could take students far longer to learn the basics than it would if they learnt it in class. Reply sk948 · June 27, 2019 at 6:29 pm In the flipped learning model, students study the content outside of the classroom and then do the ‘homework’ type activities inside the classroom. This could be beneficial as it allows for more time for students to ask questions inside the classroom and reflect on what they have learnt. However, it may slow down the learning process as it may be more difficult for students to gather basic information. They also might miss out on key information. Reply angolanta · June 28, 2019 at 8:26 am The flipped classroom approach reverses traditional learning. Students start learning content prior to the lesson, using online material and stimuli from the environment. The teacher is no longer in the spotlight and the lesson is student-led. Un our context, this can be used for pre-learning vocabulary by students, either through doing their own research or using worksheets provided by the teacher. Advantages: – The students come prepared to the lesson. That way students may feel more confident to take part in class discussions and answer questions. – The teacher can focus more on the correct use of the word in the right contexts instead of focusing on memorisation of the word. – The class can focus on weak points and the harder words. Students can come prepared with questions as they will have processed the words already. – Students can distribute their time however they prefer and follow their own pace. This avoids the gap between students who work and process faster and those who do more slowly. Disadvantages: – The method relies on students’ discipline and motivation to learn. Unless a specific goal is give, e.g. a worksheet or list of words, the students might go off tangent or do minimal work. – The students might go off track by the vast amount of information on the internet and focus on a meaning of the word that is not as important. – Students might feel stressed and invest too much time on the “homework” or they might try to memorise definitions instead of understanding the word. – Students may misunderstand a definition and develop misconceptions about words and phrases that are hard to reshape. Reply caisealbeardow · June 29, 2019 at 9:36 am The flipped classroom model involves students learning a lesson’s vocabulary before the lesson itself. Advantages: – Differentiation is integrated into this model as students control the pace of their own vocabulary learning – This encourages students to develop their ability to study independently and take control of their own language learning – As the first two levels of Bloom’s taxonomy are covered, lesson time can be used to complete activities that focus on higher levels – for example, pronunciation or production of new content with the target vocabulary, consolidating the vocabulary previously learnt. Disadvantages: – This method is highly reliant on students’ own intrinsic motivation and self-discipline, which can be very variable and perhaps unpredictable for teachers – It’s much more difficult to make pre-learning engaging and enjoyable – and therefore motivating – for students, – Having to give students content in advance can be time-consuming and difficult to manage logistically Reply Laura Fantuzzi · June 29, 2019 at 12:28 pm The flipped classroom method is useful for preparing the students to a lesson, allowing them to go over the vocabulary needed at their own pace. However, as it is outside of the classroom, not all students may do it, so the teacher has to take that into account when they start the lesson. A small recap’ may be needed for those who did not pre-learn the vocabulary very seriously. In the context of these summer camps, we could play a game in the afternoon or in the evening where the vocabulary is used. For example, if we do a painting activity, we could introduce colors, that we could use in the next lesson. Reply Gayatri · June 30, 2019 at 1:28 pm Pre-learning will allow all the students to gain an initial understanding of the vocabulary. Advantages: – Place all students on a even ground – May increase the confidence of the less confident students – Allows the teacher to focus on developing the students’ deeper understanding of the words Disadvantages: – Students may learn the words in the wrong context – The tasks set must be specific, otherwise the students’ learning is unstructured Reply RebeccaRM · July 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm The flipped classroom model involves students pre-learning vocabulary before the lesson. Advantages -Class time not wasted on basic, passive things that don’t really require teaching -Students can engage with content more as they have base understanding -Students may feel more confident with the topic as they have the vocab to fall back on, and weaker students have time alone to learn the words without feeling behind in front of peers Disadvantages -Not all students can be relied upon/have the time to learn the vocab, thus there is an immediate imbalance in the students -The passive learning happens out of the classroom and away from peers and may become even more boring and undesirable. Reply ioanadiac · July 2, 2019 at 2:24 pm Flipped classroom; students initially learn through online means at home i.e. watching video or online lecture at home, and they engage with these concepts in the classroom with guidance of the teacher. Pre-learning could be used to introduce new vocabulary by getting students to learn a list of vocabulary on a topic such as food as their homework before we cover that topic in class. This could be done through an app such as Memrise that tests them on vocab. The advantages of this method is that it frees up classroom time for more activities for the students to put their vocabulary into practice, therefore consolidating learning. It also frees up the teacher to spend more one-on-one time providing the students with personal support tailored to their needs. The potential disadvantages of this method is that it may not teach the students how to pronounce the new vocabulary correctly and students may get into bad habits of mispronouncing certain words and sounds. Setting to learn vocabulary as homework at home on their own also means that their speaking skills are not strengthened either. The other disadvantage is that some students may not even complete the homework task and turn up to the lesson unprepared, so the teacher will have to spend time getting all the students up to the same knowledge level anyway which wastes what should have supposedly been saved time. Reply ciaran duncan · July 2, 2019 at 7:28 pm Under a system of pre-learning the students would learn vocabulary prior to the lesson. Advantages: The classroom can be used to deepen understanding with even more time available for activities which deepen cognitive skills This is active not passive learning which may make many students more motivated. Disadvantages: This method might be disorientating for students not used to it. The pre-learning will likely be done individually and in a far less interactive way than the CLT style of teaching advises. Students might not be confident with the pronunciation and context of words. Some students will always work harder than others which could lead to larger disparities in knowledge developing. Reply Alec · July 3, 2019 at 10:28 am The flipped classroom model is where students learn the new vocabulary before the lesson. Advantages: -Class time not wasted on an activity that you almost ‘can’t teach’ -Student’s can approach at their own pace (differentiation) as students who take longer to learn vocab can do so in their own time -The class can focus more on the use of the vocabulary which helps drill the vocabulary into the students’ memory (contextualise learning) Disadvantages: -Relies on students taking the responsibility to learn the vocabulary -Need to be careful that you’re not setting an unreasonable amount to learn -Just memorising vocabulary can be dull and frustrating for the students, they may also forget by the time the class comes around Reply laiq.nagi · July 3, 2019 at 3:40 pm The “flipped classroom” model involves asking students to learn certain vocabulary prior to a lesson in preparation for it. Advantages: – If the students do the work, it makes the lesson more efficient as less time is wasted in learning the vocab – Allows the teacher to go into greater detail with certain concepts so that the students can gain a greater understanding – Other aspects of that vocab can be given more time e.g. pronunciation. using it in context etc Disadvantages: – Dependent on the students doing the work, if they don’t do it the lesson would not be very useful for them – a monotonous unexciting tas Reply AhmedImam · July 4, 2019 at 1:51 am With pre-learning in the flipped classroom model, students learn certain content before the lesson in their own time. With vocabulary students would be asked to learn the meaning of words or phrases. Advantages: The biggest advantage is that before the class has even started all the students already understand the vocabulary. The ability for students to work through the vocab at their own pace means that slower students will not feel rushed in the class or create the issue of differentiation being necessary at the early stages of the lesson. This then leads to lessons being able to focus on application or other nuances with the vocabulary and so the lesson is productive. This can be further strengthened if pre-learning is facilitated by classroom material handed to students by the teacher: using pictures and usage examples can make the initial pre-learning that students have to be more comprehensive. With the initial time usage being gone this produces a range of other benefits: more time means when the application aspect of the lesson comes around the teacher can provide more one to one time to each student and thus increase the average level of the class even more. Greater time spent on application will also make students more proficient in the usage of vocabulary. This also has benefits for the student, going through content in their own time makes them more confident to use their own understanding of the English language to learn more, it produces an upwards cycle in learning English. Weaknesses: Though you ask for this pre-learning students may not do it. As students have different interests in the subjects some may choose to not try and learn the topic. In this case, when the lesson comes you would be forced to spend more time bringing them onto the level of the rest of the class, through this students may realise that by not doing this homework they are given more personalised teaching and would also choose to not learn in their own time. On the other hand there may be reasons outside of the students control on why they cannot learn the content due to their own circumstances at home. Some students may learn incorrect content if they have little or no guidance and may memorise incorrect facts or pronunciations that hinder the start of the class. Reply lun3rzhu · July 4, 2019 at 6:37 pm The flipped classroom model focuses on students learning the material before the class itself, with the classroom aiming to enhance and deepen understanding of the material learnt. Advantages: The students are in control of their own learning, they are able to focus on student-student interactions and deepening understanding the classroom more, more room for outside ideas and learning, if utilised properly can be more efficient. Disadvantages: There may be a greater difference in ability at the beginning of class therefore teacher attention may be more divided, relies upon the students taking responsibility for the effort and direction of their learning therefore may deviate from teacher’s objectives. Reply dkatsanos · July 7, 2019 at 8:03 am Flipped classroom encourages students to learn the content beforehand and engage in other activities which would be considered as homework, in the classroom. Advantages: -Students can learn at home at their own pace and focus on different aspects that the teacher wouldn’t usually focus on. -Students will have the chance to participate a lot more during the lesson since they will already be familiar with the content. -Students will be able to ask the teacher more in-depth questions which can help them progress a lot faster. -Teacher can monitor who watched the online lectures and can pick out the weaker students more easily. -Teacher would be able to update the content all the time and add extra tips and maybe link other resources. -Students can revisit certain aspects of the syllabus whenever they want. Disadvantages: -Students might get stuck somewhere and won’t be able to progress unless the contanct the professor directly (this actually happens very often in advances scientific classes in university) -Some students may not have access to a computer or internet (this is real-case scenario as I’ve taught to students from low socio-economic backgrounds and some of them couldn’t afford an electronic device) -Some students may not be responsible/disciplined enough to follow this scheme. -Some students might get tired by looking at a screen for such a long time. Looking at a screen for a long time can also cause headaches and feelings of tireness. -Most students would lose interest if the lessons/lectures online were too long. Overall, this method , if used properly , can be very useful. I would however, recommend using this method in higher education where students are much more responsible and professors are much busier. Reply Issy · July 8, 2019 at 2:28 pm flipped classroom model: Using flipped learning for teaching vocab allows the teacher to set vocab to learn outside of the classroom. This may take up some time and will allow more time in class to be spent on explaining the exact meaning of vocab, and allowing students to practice the vocab with the teacher there to guide. This also means that students need less scaffolding in the class and can get used to using the language more naturally. Advantages 1. allows more time for practice and unserstanding in the class, if first layer of Bloom’s taxomony is already covered. 2. if students learn at slower rates they don’t have to worry about keeping up in class- can decide to spend more time learning the vocab. Disadvantages 1. might require native language vocabulary to be matched to new language vocabulary. Could possibly use images instead to encourage thinking in English. 2. May take up a lot of time outside of class for the students. 3.Some students may be better at studying alone than others, and hence may leave some students falling further behind. Reply keyasajip · July 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm The ‘flipped classroom’ model focuses on the students having an active role in preparing for the lesson and provides students with greater flexibility in their learning as they can complete studies in their own time. This can be especially useful in teaching new vocabulary as pre-learning it allows students to become familiar with the words and then in the lesson they can be put into context. As retaining vocabulary requires repetition, pre-learning can aid long term memory. Advantages: – There is increased student-student interaction – It allows able students to excel and helps struggling students – It promotes more collaboration and student-centered learning – It can be easier for parents to see what their child is being taught Diadvantages: – It relies upon student motivation, preparation and trust – It can rely on technology – It can create a digital divide and there may be students without access to sufficient technology – Increases time in front of screens Reply cbourne · July 8, 2019 at 6:54 pm The flipped classroom method involves students ‘pre-learning’ the vocabulary before the lesson. Advantages: Retaining vocabulary requires repetition, so pre-learning might speed up the process of language vocabulary acquisition. It allows more time for practice in class. Students can learn at home at their own pace. It allows parents to understand what their child is doing at school. Disadvantages: It relies on students (or parents!) conscientiously completing the work at home. Students may learn incorrect pronounciation that will hinder their learning later. Students may not find the work engaging or motivating. Reply Jenni.Visuri · July 9, 2019 at 2:03 pm Flipped learning is where students learn the material before the lesson. This then allows the lesson to be used for more advanced activities based on the material. Advantages: – Classroom time can be used to deepen learning – It empowers students by putting them in charge of their learning – Some students need more time than others to learn different things so it allows all students to get to the same level Disadvantages: – students may not complete the learning in their own time – May be an issue for students without the technology or help at home – May take up a lot of students spare time Reply ld557 · July 9, 2019 at 6:35 pm Flipped learning encourages students to learn vocabulary before the start of the lesson, with lesson activities then focusing on deepening their understanding of the vocabulary and content. Advantages: – it makes the lesson more time-efficient as less time is wasted on presentation of basic material – it can make students more engaged if they feel prepared before the start of the lesson – students who work more slowly may feel more prepared for the lesson, and can use it to revise the vocabulary again if they are uncomfortable with more detailed work. – it allows more time to clarify more detailed concepts related to vocabulary such as context and variations in usage. Disadvantages: – Students may not be motivated and may not prepare for the lesson – Students may attempt to learn the vocabulary, but may become confused, which may hinder their understanding if they do not have a teacher to support them. – Some students may fall behind if they are not as successful at studying alone – It may take up too much time for students outside of class, and create unnecessary stress Reply philippakirby · July 10, 2019 at 11:52 am The flipped classroom method means that instead of the traditional lecture followed by homework, vocab is learnt prior to the class so the time in the classroom can be dedicated to activities to consolidate/apply/assimilate this new knowledge. Advantages: Less of the lesson time can be spent on the repetitive exercises and low cognitive information but instead more complex activities such as using the vocab in sentence structures. Students may have already prepared specific difficulties to address so you can spend the lesson ironing these out. Students can get involved from the outset if they already know the basic material. Students can get to grips with the material at their own independent pace which may help weaker students who struggle to keep up. Disadvantages: Relies solely on students motivation to actually independently complete the tasks Students will have learnt the vocabulary to different levels of ability when they come to the class and you will only know this once the class begins so it can be difficult to adapt students may struggle with learning new vocab independently and the teacher will not be on hand to help Students may learn things incorrectly especially if a direct translation method is avoided. They may then consolidate this and it will be harder to adjust later on. Reply gskaza · July 10, 2019 at 5:38 pm The flipped classroom method encourages students to research vocabulary ahead of a class rather than doing homework after a class. This can be advantageous to both students and teachers as it means students can learn at their own pace, usually by replaying video tutorials, gaining confidence ahead of the class so that they will be more willing to contribute. Teachers can then spend less time in class on the repetitive exercises, and instead can focus on a deeper development of understanding. Students come to the class with confidence and potentially questions that could be used to start off the class, and weaker students can be supported by stronger students if homework is done altogether in class rather than in their own time. However, this system does depend on the self-motivation of students, and it may be difficult to ensure that all students have access to computers/electronic devices to watch videos explaining the lesson topics. If even only one student doesn’t complete the pre-learning work, then the entire class will be held back or the student will have to be separated from the class as everyone will be at different stages of understanding. Students may also incorrectly interpret the information if they are not guided by a teacher, so the lesson may have to be spent getting them to unlearn the incorrect method and relearn the correct one, which is both time consuming and challenging on the students. Teachers are not able to predict how prepared each student will be, and therefore this method would require a lot of thinking on one’s feet as the initial stages of the class reveal the students’ abilities. Reply christianmadla · July 10, 2019 at 6:38 pm The ‘flipped classroom’ models mean that students must, in this case, learn vocabulary which will be used in a lesson prior to the actual lesson. Advantages: – This can allow students to work at their own pace, as students may learn vocabulary faster than others. Consequently, this may mean that all the students can have similar levels of capability prior to the lesson – More complex vocabulary may consequently be easier to learn for students, due to the repetition in learning – This reduces the time devoted to learning vocabulary in the lesson, and instead more time can be used in applying the vocabularyT to sentences – This facilities students to be independent with their learning Disadvantages: – This model relies on the hope that the students actually learn the vocabulary, otherwise the students will start at very different abilities – It is difficult to make independent learning more entertaining than in-lesson learning – It is difficult to help and correct students if they have any issues with their independent learning Reply AliceKennedy · July 11, 2019 at 12:21 pm Flipped Classroom – having students learn content (such as vocab) outside class and do activities, often thought of as “homework” in class advantages: – students learn at their own. pace – teacher works through activities with students – activities in class more engaging – reveals varied student abilities and allows advanced students to move ahead disadvantages: – if student gets stuck with out-of-class learning, no-on to help and can carry over and inhibit in-class activities – if work not done/not done well, big impact on in-class lessons – can be difficult to determine who is struggling/accelerating with out of class learning Reply Hayley Hilson · July 12, 2019 at 12:05 am Advantages: -Students can work at their own pace learning new vocabulary outside of the classroom -Class and teacher time maximised – vocabulary is a passive task -Students able to engage better with the content and activities -Encourages independent learning Disadvantages: -Relies on the motivation and self-discipline of students, and thus there may be an imbalance in the level of the students’ vocabulary upon entering the classroom -Students may struggle with pronunciations and contexts of the words -Students may find independent work boring and not engaging Reply Adilah Hameed · October 2, 2019 at 9:00 pm Flipped learning encourages students to learn the necessary vocabulary before the first lesson Advantages: – able to do more in class time and advance vocabulary further – beneficial to those students who find learning vocabulary easy – able to engage more in activities and games Disadvantages: – pronunciation may be poor and meaning may be lost – not all will be at the same level and learn all the content. 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