In a Minnesota Daily story on flipped classrooms, University of Minnesota chemistry freshman Jessica Wyatt says she likes the prof-at-the-podium model just fine, thank you very much:
“Flipped classrooms at the [University] are really obnoxious, because you don’t get the lecture-style learning that you’re looking forward to when you go to college.”
So take that, higher-ed reformers.
You can read about the U’s plans for the trendy teaching method here.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.