Sunday, April 6, 2014

Flipped Learning v. Flipped Classroom

They’re not necessarily the same thing. The Flipped Learning Network offers this definition of “flipped learning”:

Flipped Learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.

But, it counsels, flipped learning is a method of helping students to learn. A flipped classroom is a method of conducting a class. That class involves flipped learning if it incorporates a flexible environment, a learning culture that is student centered as opposed to teacher centered, an intention to maximize class time to further student centered learning, and a professional educator that will employ the range of available teaching methods.

Thus teachers do not engage in flipped learning just by have students work outside of class reading texts, watching supplementary videos and solving additional problems. They must make the in-class component count.

You can read more here.


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