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Tip #8

The Lecture is Dead!

(But Long Live the Classroom) he traditional lecture, for millennia, has The ability to learn from one another – peers and experts – been the go-to method for teaching. Yet it can be supported and made more effective by technologies is actually a terribly inef? cient and inef- such as e-learning, but cannot be replaced by e-learning. This

T fective way of teaching. It tends to leave leaves us with the question of how to structure our learning many students feeling confused, bored or gatherings to create the best possible learning outcomes. In generally dissatis? ed because it attempts other words, what is the new, best, classroom experience? to provide a “one size ? ts all” solution in an “every learner is The answer is a technique called the “? ipped classroom”.

different” world. Fortunately, the world is catching on. The To understand the ? ipped classroom, ? rst consider the broad trend in maritime training is that operators and mari- traditional classroom experience. There, as we all know, a time institutions are moving away from lectures. So, is the trainer typically stands at the front of the room and lectures. lecture dead? This is largely a one-way experience where information is

Yes, the lecture is dead – or at least dying. However, that (hopefully) transferred from trainer to trainee. Another part does not mean that the classroom experience is dead. Far from of this traditional learning experience is what happens out- it. The classroom experience, where learners come together side the classroom. Here, the trainer may assign “homework” in the presence of an expert, is still tremendously valuable. or other practice for the trainees to do on their own time.

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