What does it mean to "Flip" a classroom?
A flipped classroom or flipped learning emphasizes preparing students before class so they can engage actively with the content, peers and instructor during class.
Flipped learning means that instructors take a facilitator role during live sessions and are available to guide their students when they need it most.
We can entrust students to learn the basics on their own. What they need experts for is to learn WHEN and HOW to use that knowledge. In designing flipped learning experiences, we use Bloom's Taxonomy Revised to focus on designing pre-session activities that emphasize comprehension of key concepts and target more complex, higher order thinking during the live session.
Flipped Learning Model
Flipped learning involves 3 key components:
- Learning in the Individual Space (Pre-session learning experience)
- Learning in the Group Space (live/In-session active learning experience)
- Formative Assessment
The Flipped Learning Global Initiative
The Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI) is an excellent resource for educators who want to design flipped learning experiences.
FLGI has many resources including information about the international standards for flipped learning, the Flipped Learning Review (FLR, an online blog), and a periodic table of the elements of flipped learning. "The table links each family of skills to the specific FGLI courses and certifications where educators can get training and support to develop mastery of the selected best practices."
Check out the FLGI magazine!