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Open letter to teachers - I need help in implementing the flipped learning

Paraphrasing Sir Ken Robinson on one of his talk in RSA "At the heart of education is teaching and learning" , change in education has to be bottom-up. I believe if we want better education , we need to focus more on the process of "teaching and learning" , which is the reason why students and teachers must be actively involved in education reform.

Since early this year , I've been working on implementing the flipped learning from the grass-root level as a student. This project led me to writing an open letter to teachers (http://faizulzuraimi.blogspot.com/2013/05/an-open-letter-to-teachers-my-name-is.html), delivered a speech in TEDxKL audition ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPPfL1fP0Sg) and started my own social enterprise (https://www.facebook.com/voicesofglobalstudents)

The reason why I'm still working on this is that the principal and the deputy principal in my school are also very keen on this project. However , after having an appointment with the principal , I was told that some teachers may see this approach as "Americanism" and some may see it as an assumption that they haven't done anything as a teacher so far. It's becoming evident that what we need is a dialogue with the teachers.

Given the fact that I haven't got any experience on flipping a class, I'm looking for teachers(especially those who have tried flipping their classroom) to have a dialogue with a group of teachers in my school who may be interested. You may contact me through my email address and I can direct you to the principal or deputy principal in my school. Implementing the flipped learning wouldn't be possible without your participation, as this is a very important missing part that needs to be pieced.

Do contact me on my email here : faizulzuraimi@gmail.com
and visit my blog at faizulzuraimi.blogspot.com


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    Sep 17 2013: Your struggle as to my perception would be reforming the education system in the class session. Actually, I like when a young ambitious student like you initiated something that will lead for a better or even greater generation in future. But bear in mind, the concerns raised by the teachers in your school can be anticipated as they were not familiar and not being trained into such foreign method. Not to mention to factor in their egos especially when the ideas hailed from a mere student. The scalable decision maker undergo many phases before it reaches all schools in Malaysia. The intricacies which involve in the educational system in Malaysia are formidable.

    There are another agency that I presume can aid your plight that is the union it self, NUTP. I believe that your principal, have the right influence to raise your proposal and you can even have a dialogue directly with them. Mind you, they are the epicentre of the recent education blueprint issued by the Ministry. However, before you go directly to NUTP, you need to convince the teachers in your school. Help them to understand or at least choose one class session to be as a test / evidence to gain their trust. Good luck :)

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