Participants in the Flipped Classroom and Ipsative Assessment seminar at Loyola International School.
Doha: Loyola International School held a seminar on flipped classroom and ipsative assessment to improve teacher performance in the classroom environment. This aimed to increase student engagement and empower them to think critically and problem-solve in this digital age.
The seminar was chaired by the principal, Pramod Kumar Ranwaka and the academic coordinators of the two branches, Oasis and Al-Nasr. Various teachers presented their ideas on flipped classroom and ipsative assessment.
All teachers are enriched with insights on both subjects that will help them create an effective learning environment, improve teaching-learning situations, and inspire them to become creative and effective teachers in the modern world.
Mathematics teacher Veena Vijayan explained that the flipped classroom is an escape from a traditional set of classes where students learn basic knowledge through self-study at home before class discussion. The flipped classroom system is very beneficial for both online and on-campus students.
ICT teacher Sheba Angela, on the other hand, 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.
English teacher Mohona Priya has 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 improve.
Ipsative assessment helps learners self-assess and through assessment they become more self-sufficient. She also said that it builds the quality of self-esteem in a student.
“Loyola believes in the education of the child as a whole. Its incredible importance is to recognize each student as an individual and have a full understanding of their strength and areas needing improvement,” Principal Ranwaka said.