Everyone is talking about “flipping the classroom.” But, what is it? How does it work? How is it different from traditional classroom teaching?
Check out this fun and informative infographic about Flipped Classrooms and some of the research behind it.
A recent article in The Atlantic, The Condensed Classroom, offers a very nice overview of flipped classrooms compared to traditional classrooms, including this helpful definition from a forthcoming report by the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U).
A flipped classroom inverts the traditional structure of a classroom. In a typical traditional classroom, students listen to lectures in class and perform other learning activities, such as solving practice problems after class. In this traditional structure, students are exposed to material in class via lectures, and they attain deeper knowledge after class via various forms of homework. In a typical flipped classroom, students listen to pre-recorded video lectures before class and perform other learning activities in class. In this flipped structure, students are exposed to material before class via videos and readings, and they attain deeper knowledge in class via activities.