In Laptops, personalized learning replaces lectures the efforts of educators to flip their classrooms is detailed and the rationales for the approach.
Dramatic spending cuts, calls from taxpayers for greater efficiency, and rapidly evolving technology are propelling such ideas forward and causing more people to question the seemingly immutable norms of traditional schooling:
Why are classes still largely structured around lecturing, when research shows learners often retain information better through writing about it or explaining it, with feedback?
Why do schools largely group children by similar age instead of similar ability?
Why is memorization and fact-regurgitation so heavily valued when school leaders and employers say they want greater problem solving and critical thinking skills from graduates?