Spotlight on Teaching Strategies for an Effective Learning Environment

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* Loyola school organizes teacher training on flipped classroom and ipsative assessment

A seminar was recently held at Loyola International School on the flipped classroom and ipsative assessment.
“The educational system of the 21st century has changed radically. Creativity and innovation are rapidly becoming key conditions for personal and professional success. It is believed that if children leave school without having this capacity for innovation and without knowing how to be creative, they may not be prepared for the challenges that the digital age brings. In an ever-changing world, students need the ability to think critically and solve any problem that may arise in their lives,” the school said in a statement, “Keeping all these crucial aspects in mind, the Loyola International School organized a seminar to improve teacher performance in the classroom environment.”
The seminar was chaired by the director of the Loyola International School, Pramod Kumar Ranwaka, and the academic coordinators of the two branches, Oasis and Al Nasr.
Many teachers presented their ideas on flipped classroom and ipsative assessment. All teachers have been enriched with ideas on both subjects, which will help them create an effective learning environment, improve teaching-learning situations and inspire them to become creative and effective teachers in the world. modern.
Veena Vijayan (Mathematics teacher) noted that the flipped classroom is an escape from a traditional set of classes where students acquire foundational knowledge through self-study at home before class discussion. This flipped classroom system is very beneficial for both online and on-campus students.
Sheba Angela (ICT teacher) shared her valuable knowledge that the flipped classroom provides enough time and space for students to explore, experiment and develop in-depth knowledge on a given topic.
Mohona Priya (English teacher) highlighted the importance of ipsative assessment in school where learners compare their current performance with past performance and thus get to know the weaknesses they need to work on. Ipsative assessment helps learners self-assess and through assessment they become more self-sufficient.
She also noted that it boosts the quality of self-esteem in a student.
A number of important aspects were discussed by other teachers during the seminar, related to the topics on the agenda. The seminar ended with the principal’s reflections, which focused on the implementation of the aforementioned systems in the Loyola family. He said: “Loyola believes in educating the whole child. It is extremely important to recognize each student as an individual and to have a full understanding of their strengths and areas in need of improvement.”

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