Flipped Classroom: Definition & Model

Instructor: Monica Gragg

Monica has taught college-level courses in Tourism, HR and Adult Education. She has a Master's in Education and is three years into a PhD.

This lesson provides an overview of the flipped classroom phenomenon. We look at the model, why it works and what it takes to implement a flipped classroom.

Why Flip?

Imagine a classroom like this. Every student completes their homework, students can learn at their own pace, you can provide more individual attention and you don't have to worry about make-up classes. This is the claim to fame of a flipped classroom. So how does it work?

Flipped Classroom

A Flipped Classroom

In a flipped classroom, students watch a recorded lecture online on their own time and then complete their 'homework' in class. I'm sure you are curious about the advantage of completing reading assignments or worksheets in a classroom as opposed to the dining room table, so let's break down the incentives. Think about how many students do not complete their homework because there is no one forcing them? Or, there is no one at home to help them when they have a problem. Insert a flipped classroom.

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