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The Flipped Classroom: A Twist on Teaching

This article discusses one of the newest changes in education especially in Liberal Arts
education, the flipped classroom. The flipped classroom shifts the education from in class to out
of class, and brings the homework aspect into class. Students watch videos and powerpoints to
learn outside of class and then come into class and do practice problems, and basically anything
else that would have been done for homework in the past. The article then goes on to list reasons
as to why the flipped classroom could be beneficial to students. It argues that this learning style
gives students an option for help in class that they may not have had in the past, especially since
some parents arent well-educated in the work that the students may be doing. The article then
goes on to show some research that has been conducted involving the flipped class setting. It
goes on to give on some tips regarding how to approach the flipped class setting. Next the article
discusses the potential cautions that should be taken when attempting the flipped classroom
setting, so basically these are the cons to the setting. It lists various cautions such as the fact that
not all students have internet at home, as well as the fact that not all students would stay engaged
in the videos. The article then goes on to show several charts. These charts include various things
about the flipped style and those who are teaching it. They show the percent of people who know
about the style, who use the style, as well as the teaching experience of those using the new style.
On the rhetorical side of things the authors clear purpose in writing this article was to
expose the reader to this new style of teaching that may be on the rise, as well as to present the
reader with some of the pros and cons of this new style, and how it could be affecting students.
This article is broken up into several different sections. The first section is the introduction, and
it, just as any other, introduces the problem at hand and gives some brief background about it.
The next section is the section that gives the pros of the flipped classroom and advocates for it.
Then comes the section that presents the cons of the flipped class as well as the cautions that
should be taken if this style is implemented. Then comes the section called the study. In this
section there are numbers that show the reasons that this style should be used. This section also
presents graphs and other statistics involved with this style of learning. Next comes the
conclusion, where the author makes their final points regarding the issue, and even includes their
own opinion regarding the issue at hand. These sections as well as the the graphs could be seen
as the genre conventions of this article. The style the author chose when writing this article
makes it very easy to follow along with, and the graphs present clear cut evidence. The audience
for this article could be anyone from a student interested in this topic to potentially a school
system that may be thinking about switching to a new style class room.

Schmidt, Stacy M. P. and David L. Ralph. "The Flipped Classroom: A Twist on Teaching."
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, vol. 9, no. 1, 01 Jan. 2016, pp. 1-6. EBSCOhost,
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Summary after review

This article discusses one of the newest changes in education, the flipped classroom, and
reveals that if it is done correctly, then this new style could be beneficial to our education system.
The flipped classroom shifts the education from in class to out of class, and brings the homework
aspect into class. The article goes on to list various pros of the new style, such as the aspect that
students will now be able to receive the help they may not have gotten at home. The article also
lists cons of the new style, such as the potential that students do not have access to certain
technology. Education is changing in general, and this may be the new style.