Refereeing applies inverted classroom model
The continuing training program for regional refereeinginstructors introduces groundbreaking exercises to itsparticipants. This Friday (26), the course held in Pinheiral, in the State of Rio de Janeiro, began its activities with theinverted classroom teaching model. The group wasdivided into five stations and teachers and studentsswapped roles.
Each group was in charge of examining, conceptualizingand defining situations perceived in four videos. Supervisors oversaw the entire process, and after time ranout, participants moved along to the next station featuringanother supervisor and four additional situations. At theend of the activity, everyone worked on five videos as group leaders and another 15 participants as panelists. Thus, the end purpose of the stations, which was for everyattendee to apply a specific methodology, was met.
The inverted classroom activity enables an increased focuson what is being said in the classroom, enhanced studentinteraction with teachers, and greater attendee motivationand exchange of experience between students andteachers. Alício Pena Júnior, CBF’s instructor, made anassessment of the activity.
“In this activity the instructor is working at the computer, mastering the tool, carrying out video reviews, how tostop, how to continue, how to interrupt the video and, moreover, controlling the classroom. Because those whoare behind him at the time of reviewing the video are justlike his students in the classroom. We are carrying outeach action he performs within the program related toreferee training here with the instructors in the classroom. And coupling it up with concept definitions that apply toeach situation”, Júnior stated.
Belmiro da Silva, a regional instructor from Bahia, alsoconveyed his impressions on the activity. He emphasizesthat, in general terms, the program will directly influencethe teaching method he applies to up-and-coming refereeshailing from his home state.
“The way I teach referees will definitely change from nowon. It will be the same method as the one CBF uses withits referees. And that’s also exactly what we’re looking for. We have the knowledge, but how do we apply this model? The Refereeing Commission has been conveying it to usalongside our refereeing school”, Silva added.
During the afternoon shift, program participants headedout to João Havelange Training Center’s main field andonce more carried out match situations with local clubs’youth division teams, although with a novelty in comparison to previous days. The inverted room methodapplied at the morning activity was put into practice again, in addition to role-swapping between teachers andstudents.