Flipped Classroom

DEFINE: Flipped Classroom

Unlike the traditional teaching model of introducing new martial during lecture time and assimilating information is reached via homework. The flipped model has students discovering directed new material at home, prior to the lesson plan. And then assimilating the new concepts in class.

Research on learning styles have reported significant learning gains from the flipped classroom approach compared to the traditional teaching method of passive student lectures and algorithmic problem solving.

John Bransford , Ann Brown, and Rodney Cocking defined in their book How People Learn the three parts of learning.

  1. Student most have a deep foundation of factual knowledge.
  2. Student should understand the facts and ideas in the context of a conceptual framework.
  3. Organize knowledge in ways to facilitate retrieval and application.
  • Student gain access to new material outside the classroom.
    • Video
    • Reading
    • Infographics
    • Podcast
    • Slideshow
  • Class Time Assimilating the Information
    • Problem Solving
    • Debates
    • Discussion

Outside Classroom 

Lower Level cognitive work – Knowledge and comprehension.

Inside Classroom

High Level cognitive with the support of peers and instructor.

  1. Application
  2. Analysis
  3. Synthesis
  4. Evaluation

How to teach a Flipped Class

  • Teach cycles are 13 – 15 minutes.
  • Students are able to provide answers anonymously.
    • Instructor interaction and feedback.
  • All students answer conceptual questions.
  • The class has data feedback from the group.

History of the Flipped Class Profile

Walvoord and Anderson first proposed the Flipped Classroom approach for teaching in their 1998 book.

Flipped Classroom

For more information on using the Flipped Classroom method in your classroom contact Gary Crossey admin@irishguy.us.