The 'Reversed classroom' activity in Sweden (Fall 2014)

Τhe “Reversed Classroom” activity was among the LINC activities that implemented first in Sweden. The activity aims at bringing parents closer to the school community through scheduled events (run by students with the support of teachers). The suggested intervention focuses primarily on parent engagement in students’ school life and activities. In this regard, students are encouraged to reflect upon their learning and to find intriguing ways to present school activities to their parents and school staff. 

On arrival the parents were split up into 4 groups; a student was assigned to each group holding the role of the guide. Several rooms were allocated for the conduction of the activity. One room was for teacher-parent communication only; the rest of the rooms were allocated based on the needs and the educational goals that have been set by the organizational team that consists of students and teachers.  In the context of the “Reversed Classroom” activity the follow topics were addressed:

Educational topic 1: Music lessons on how to play a musical instrument

The students communicated their knowledge in music to their parents. A guitar, bass, drums and a piano were available.  They students revealed key information about each musical instrument. When a basic background of music existed, the students were supporting the parents on playing specific songs. The song “smoke on the water” was the one selected by the students for practice


Education topic 2:  Gymnastics and physical activity in the school yard

In the context of this activity the parents were introduced in popular games that are often played by students during the breaks.



Educational topic 3: Mathematics and mathematical calculations

In the context of this activity, the students demonstrated the achieved knowledge on mathematical problem solving. They demonstrated simple and complex mathematical calculations as well as methods for problem solving elaborating on the way of thinking upon a mathematical problem.

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