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Flipped Classroom Approach to Teaching: Transferring Power from Teachers to Students

  • The labor market is dynamic and frequently calls for new skills, knowledge, and abilities. The changing needs of industry place a higher demand on institutions of higher learning to monitor trends in labor needs, identify skill gaps, and to use industry insights for developing programs and curricula that mold human resources to create value for employers and society at large. While several institutions of higher learning are responsive to industry needs through curricula reviews and the development of new programs, little attention is given to pedagogical issues that affect the delivery of knowledge and the development of skills intended by various education programs. Consequently, teachers are entrusted with the freedom to decide the teaching methods that are appropriate under each circumstance. Despite the changing face of the labor market, not much energy has been channeled towards adjusting teaching methods for effective delivery of skills required by students. The failure to adjust teaching methods for training graduates has led to what is commonly known as ‘halfbaked graduates’. In other words, graduates who lack the skills and abilities necessary for placement in the industry. However, the success of an institution of higher learning is illustrated by its ability to train people who perfectly match the needs of the industry.

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Document Type:Part of a Book
Author:Joseph Owino
Parent Title (English):Brautlacht, Agyapong, Owino (Eds.): Handbook of Applied Teaching and Learning
First Page:78
Last Page:81
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Date of first publication:2018/09/12
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 37 Bildung und Erziehung / 370 Bildung und Erziehung
In edited collection:Brautlacht, Agyapong, Owino (Eds.): Handbook of Applied Teaching and Learning
Entry in this database:2018/09/12
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-SA - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International