Jun 27, 2013

A Flipped Class: What is it? Why use it? How do you do it?

There's been a lot of talk about Flipped classrooms, and people started assuming that there was only one way to do it. Not so! There are lots of ways to flip a class.

Studying at laptop
Studying at Laptop 

What is a flipped class?  Typically, lecture and homework are reversed: students review lecture materials outside of class, and perform homework in the classroom. Many assumed you had to review a video outside of class, but any materials can be used to provide the lecture content: PowerPoints, articles, and/or instructor notes.

Why create a flipped class? In a flipped class, instead of just covering material, students have an opportunity to master the content, by applying ideas/concepts to real-world problems.

 What do you do in an effectively flipped class?  The instructors who wrote the Flipped Class Revealed series provided a number of classroom activity suggestions:
  • Students can lead discussions, based on required readings, plus you can require them to review or bring in additional content to discuss and explore
  • You can ask students to explore or try to solve read-world problems based on their readings, individually or in pairs
  • You can divide up students into small groups to discuss an issue, explore a problem, and report back to the whole class their group results 
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for including the myths (they are available there in Spanish and Portuguese as well).

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