Guide on the Side is the psychology education role I have been trained to provide to you. Psychology (PSI) Tutor:Mentor dips into the Flipped Classroom Model (infographic below), with a twist.
In general, the students I study-buddy with attend physical universities or colleges and then hook up with me to take part in active application of class material. The pedagogy I use is active reflection, constructivist, student-focused and interactive.
Often I encourage students who use my service, including the reading my of my blog, to listen to online lectures via YouTube or Khan Academy. As highlighted in the graphic below, online lectures and podcasts allow you, the learner, to listen and ‘digest’ material, at your own pace (isn’t the infographic neat! Thank you to Kristen Swanson of Teachers as Technology Trailblazers for the heads-up to it in her latest post).
The concept is definitely a way forward for education, including that of higher ed. I think Carl Rogers would celebrate the Flipped model, it is so student-front-and-centre, with a large dollop of Vygotsky‘s More Knowledgeable Other bringing together peer-to-peer learning as well as input from the side guide who has experience and demonstrated competencies and skill in an area.
Below the graphic I have provided an example of my use of the Flipped Model using Facebook. A learner shared her interpretations (with me and her FB Friends on her wall) as well as insights and her gaps in knowledge about researching the topic presented in a psych article I sourced from my Psychology Tutor Mentor Daily Gazette, Evolutionary Psychology of Climate Change – Eco Matters – State of the Planet It was an interactive bouncing of ideas and sharing with each other, I identified gaps in my own knowledge too, such as: What personality factors could influence attitudes and behaviours regarding GW? and Would a regression model better suit this type of study?
Darlene Sharee ArmytageGlobal warming DOES violate my sense of Morals. I DO think dumping chemicals etc is morally wrong … As people, we are all different, and this study could go a lot further I feel.Wednesday at 15:58 ·
Char Psych Tutor Mentorhow do you think they could extend this study to investigate the emotional side more?Wednesday at 16:36 ·
Darlene Sharee ArmytageMmmmm, now that is a question for you Char LOL … I have no idea how they could. It would be interesting to see the demographic that they used for this. Perhaps 2 separate studies is needed, and then some comparison IE Study people like the Greenpeace activists, along with people that are not concerned, and compare the results???Wednesday at 17:35 ·
Char Psych Tutor MentorGr8 design idea Darlene. We can have one comparison study with two groups to compare. And use demographic variables to see if they affect results found. I would add some pretests, like satisfaction with life and degree of knowledge on the topic and self esteem too perhapsWednesday at 19:05 · · 1
Darlene Sharee ArmytageThanks Char, and yes definitely with the pretests, though knowledge on the subject is probably very subjective too, depending on a persons “for or against” stance. Ie: MOST people tend to search out “Truths” that will back their personal belief. A quote that I think best describes this is “The Devil can quote scripture for purpose” So although both parties could claim knowledge on the subject, and be right in doing so, only one party can rightly claim knowledge. Lets call them the wise ones LOL, or tomorrow’s heroes. Obviously my bias for the environment is now showing LOL xxxWednesday at 20:09 · · 1
Char Psych Tutor Mentor Well, this would be one way to test those assumptions Darlene Sharee Armytageas we could see what knowledge each comes up with and, see if there is a pattern across demographics, self-esteem, satisfaction with life and degree of emotionality with regards to GW.21 hours ago · · 1
Does your uni/college apply a Flipped Classroom Approach? Would you like it to, or not? Why~