December 25, 2013

Saga city to provide tablets to elementary and middle school students for 'flip teaching'

The Board of Education in this city has decided to adopt a new teaching method called "flip teaching" at its public elementary and junior high schools, whereby all students will be provided with tablet computers to prepare for classes before they come to school.

The plan, which the education board revealed this past September, aims to take classrooms directly into students' homes through videos saved on their computers. Takeo city is the first municipality in the country to fully employ such a teaching method, which is slated to be introduced at all of its 16 public elementary and junior high schools.