Having submitted one draft of my Theoretical account I received feedback from my personal tutor that outlined that my essay didn’t strike the right chords with the assessment criteria and that I really needed to show what sources had really influenced the design of my lesson. It was important feedback and for me, it has really helped break a barrier of applying a critical analysis to my writing.
I’m going to outline some of the inspiration and articles here that have been important to me over this module.
Ken Robinson: Bring on the Learning Revolution
Ken Robinson is such a fantastic orator and his inspiring TED talk gave me my first quote to start my essay:
“It’s about customizing to your circumstances and personalizing education to the people you’re actually teaching”
Another quote from Julie Bernstein bookends the essay and my frame of mind when approaching this lesson plan:
“Experience, challenge and limitations are all things we need to embrace for creativity to flourish”
I like to watch talks and videos before I begin to write, a great inspirational device that focuses my mind on the task ahead.
The Flipped Classroom
Having been introduced to the Flipped Classroom method through Salman Kahn and the Kahn Academy my exploration has thrown up lots of resources that detail the use of the flipped classroom, its draw backs, benefits and also how to construct a Flipped classroom.
A great article by Neil Fleming on the origins and his own use of VARK model in a teaching environment.
The more sources I can gather the deeper my knowledge becomes. I can compare it with when i’m researching a new technique to show the students. I read some books, online articles, watch some videos, piece by piece i can construct the image, the more sources i find the clearer the image becomes. I get a more rounded experience and this filters into my teaching and on to the learners.