Schooled: The Flipped Classroom (Slate Podcast)

By Dana Goldstein

Can watching lectures at home and doing homework in school improve high school learning?

Welcome to “Schooled,” Slate’s new podcast about education.

Is school backward? In the latest education trend, “flipped learning,” students watch video lectures at home, and then do what is often traditionally thought of as homework—problem solving, writing, or hands-on activities—in the classroom, with personal assistance from their teachers. Who’s excited about this? Tech companies, app developers, and some teachers have eagerly embraced “the flip.” But other educators are skeptical. Is more screen time what our kids need? In this episode, I talk to Jonathan Bergmann, a teacher and educational technology advocate, and Frank Noschese, a science teacher and blogger who is skeptical of flipping.

About Ryan C. Fowler

Ryan is a curricular fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C. He also teaches at Franklin and Marshall College and Lancaster Theological Seminary.
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