Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Flipped Learning in the Law School Classroom

Flipping the classroom is gaining increasing attention in educational circles. Here is Wikipedia’s definition of this teaching method:

a form of blended learning which encompasses any use of technology to leverage the learning in a classroom, so a teacher can spend more time interacting with students instead of lecturing. This is most commonly being done using teacher-created videos that students view outside of class time. It is also known as backwards classroom, reverse instruction, flipping the classroom, and reverse teaching.

In essence, it calls for giving students substantive instruction as homework and saving class time for interactive problem solving and other experiential exercises.

Over at the Best Practices for Legal Education blog (April 25), my colleague Michele Pistone (a new contributor to that blog) explains the ways in which to use the flipped classroom. You can read more here.


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