Most teachers who opt for the flipped classroom strategy are not pursuing a student-centered approach to learning. The traditional model is simply being reversed. As I shifted my classroom from teacher-centred to student-centred, my students began to do lots of their their own research. Sometimes this resulted in them teaching each other. Sometimes they created a project with the knowledge they were acquiring. But the bottom line was that their learning had a purpose that was apparent to them, beyond simply passing the unit exam.
1) I dislike the idea of giving my students homework
2) A lecture by video is still a lecture.
3) I want my students to own their learning.
4) My students need to be able to find and critically evaluate their own resources.