Flip-Flopping the Art Classroom
By: Taylor Henshaw
What is Flipped Learning About?
With the increase of internet speed/access, flipped learning takes advantage of newer technologies:
- videos (either recorded by the teacher or from other educational sites.
- other multimedia
The essence of the Flipped Classroom is giving control of the learning to the students and the teachers become the facilitators of probing questions. - Susan Riley
Students then begin to take more responsibility for their own learning. When simply looking at this essence of the Flipped Classroom,
In a sense, the art classroom has been facilitating this principle all along as students are in control of their learning and the teacher plays the role of the facilitator in the process to explore and practice art skills.
Pros of the Flipped Classroom
- more in class time for classroom critiques
- implementation of out of class critiques
- use of tutorials for students to access and learn from outside of the classroom
- online digital portfolio creates student ownership of artwork
- individual focused time for each student
Cons of the Flipped Classroom
- added time factor placed on students to watch the videos or other flipped content material outside of class
- added prep time for teachers to produce videos/multi media content
- access to technology at home may be limited
- disconnect from student conversation
- Rubrics to evaluate understanding of concepts in art (composition, technique, big idea)
- In class critiques to give constructive criticism to help facilitate student growth
- Art projects that engage student critical thinking
To Flip or Not To Flip?
- Their artwork does not get damaged from transport to and from school
- They have a collection of all of their hard work that has been done throughout the school year.