A Renewed Case for Flipped Learning
Generation Alpha refers to the generation of children born after 2010. Children from this generation know how to look for information using the internet. They also know how to access the required information in a medium that will interest them and make their learning easier and fun. They use YouTube, Instagram and other internet-based tools to learn rapidly. Unlike a pre-internet generation that looked up to teachers to learn, this generation does not have that mindset at all.
Let us look at some data: according to a recent study called Patterns of Internet Usage Among Youths in India conducted by Institute of Governance, Policies and Politics, it was stated that children spend more than 6 hours using the internet (the 2 adjacent figures are from this paper). This is almost equivalent to the time a child spends in school. The findings in the study also point to the popularity of social media sites such as Instagram, Sharechat and Tiktok in this age group. 98% chose Youtube as the most popular internet site. And 78% said that they used internet to learn new skills.
|Aim:Understanding the impact of air quality on my life and identifying solutions and practical actions to address them.|
|At Home||In School|
|Introductory Sessions (2 sessions)||a. What is India’s ranking in Air Quality? Read this report: https://aqli.epic.uchicago.edu/country-spotlight/india/b. How will this impact your life? Place your response on the Discussion Forum.c. Study the quality of air in your city. For e.g. look at the air quality in NOIDA: https://www.iqair.com/in-en/india/uttar-pradesh/noida/noida-sector-93bTurn on the location on your computer only for this activity and study the air quality currently in your town. What did you learn? Park your views on the Discussion Forum.d. Park the search words: crop residue burning in YouTube. Watch at least 2 videos discussing the topic.e. Is there a solution to this problem? Park your views on the Discussion Forum.f. What is the source of the solutions you have suggested? Internet, books, or are these your own, or did you come with the solution after discussing with family? Why did you think of using these sources? Write a 50-word reflection.||Discuss: What is one of the popular causes of air pollution in Delhi. Is there a difference between how landlocked areas are impacted by pollution than coastal areas? What is the situation of pollution in your town | village | city? What are the major factors impacting air quality in your town | village | city? What steps can we take to address at least one of the identified factors? Decision/Pledge:Every student will decide on one action/step (Ex. lesser use of AC, planting of saplings) that will help in arresting pollution at family/community/locality level. The class will collectively ensure the continuity of the action throughout the academic year.|
|Going forward the class will study on their own:– What is the composition of a healthy atmosphere? https://scied.ucar.edu/learning-zone/air-quality/whats-in-the-airThen, they will each calculate their family’s carbon emission based on their energy consumption. In the classroom: the students will discuss their carbon usage and plan thoughtful ways in which they can impact the usage to positively influence air quality.|