Flipped classroom

What is Flipped Learning?

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The flipped classroom refers to a model of learning that rearranges how time is spent both in and out of class to shift the ownership of learning from the educators to the students. This student-centered approach takes typical methods of instruction, such as the lecture-based class and turns it inside out. In the flipped classroom model, valuable class time is devoted to more active, project-based learning where students work together to solve challenges, consider real-world applications, and gain a deeper understanding of the subject. 

Planning a Flipped Lesson: A Step-by-Step Guide

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In planning for a flipped classroom, you need to consider the pedagogy before planning how you will teach with technology. The flipped classroom is a different form of instruction that fosters new roles for teaching and learning. Instead of the “sage on the stage,” the instructor is now a “guide on the side” for learning (Miller, 2012). These differentiated roles for teaching and learning provide authentic opportunities for learners to engage and make meaning out of the course content. The flipped class model is often used for face-to-face learning; however, this approach can also be applied to online courses