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No, I’m not asking whether you have finally lost it, but whether you are participating in perhaps the most revolutionary innovation in education over the last 50 years.  “Flipping the Classroom” is a concept which arose from the incredible success of the Khan Academy.  Essentially, the concept is based on the fact that teachers are no longer the fountain of knowledge ( in fact recent surveys have shown that learners are much more likely to Google for information than to ask their teachers or their families).  If that is the case, then the traditional role of a teacher to impart knowledge, becomes  outdated and inefficient.  Again, traditionally, students have been expected to embed and apply their learning by doing “homework”.  But what happens if they get stuck and need additional support? With another recent survey showing that 9 out of 10 parents were unable to successfully complete a short…

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