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The Photography Teacher's Handbook by Garin Horner

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Chapter 5 Flipping the Photography Classroom

A Traditional Approach to Teaching

The flipped classroom model is a reconfiguration of the long-standing traditional approach to teaching/learning where the instructor uses class time to introduce to students new concepts by delivering information in the form of lectures, presentations, and demonstrations. This is what is referred to as a teacher-centered approach. From the perspective of modern students a teacher-centered methodology, also called the sage on the stage approach, “lacks any semblance of creativity, collaborative elaboration, engagement or connectedness” (Lee, 2014).

Flipped classrooms largely depart from the teacher-centered model in favor of more collaborative, active learner-centered ...

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