What is the Flipped Classroom?
A means to increase interaction and personalized contact time between students and teachers.
An environment where students take responsibility for their own learning.
A classroom where the teacher is not the "sage on the stage", but the "guide on the side".
A blending of direct instruction with constructivist learning.
A classroom where students who are absent due to illness or extra-curricular activities such as athletics or field-trips, don't get left behind.
A class where content is permanently archived for review or remediation.
A class where all students are engaged in their learning.
A place where all students can get a personalized education.
And in the spirit of a picture being worth a thousand words, this infographic nicely explains the concept.
Origin of the Flipped Classroom
Although there have been a number of teachers who have "flipped their classrooms" without calling it that, the term Flipped Classroom (also called Inverted Classroom) was first made popular by Salman Khan in his TED talk: Let's use video to reinvent education. Khan continued building on his idea by forming the Khan Academy in which he and educators throughout the world have contributed lessons on a large number of topics.
In the Media...
A number of recent articles have discussed the concept of the Flipped Classroom, including:
The Chronicle of Higher Education has run a series of articles by Robert Talbert - a math professor - on his thoughts of the "Inverted Classroom":
Flipping the Class at Bryant
Mike Roberto and Brian Blais recently presented an overview of Flipping the Classroom.
Links from the NERCOMP SIG: 12/3/12
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