The core principle of flipped learning is that the traditional way of teaching is turned on its head. Lectures are watched at home using technology, and homework is done collaboratively within the classroom.
Using this method, teachers are no longer required to stand at the front of the class and talk at the students. Instead, students have already completed the listening segment of the topic being taught at home by watching it online, and are now using the classroom to complete the practical or written work required.
This allows students to actively engage in discussions around concepts within the classroom for a more collaborative learning experience, and frees up the teacher to give students more one-to-one support should they need any clarification on aspects of the course.
HOW FLIPPED LEARNING CREATES A BETTER LEARNING EXPERIENCE
By encouraging engagement within the classroom and making homework more manageable, the flipped learning method has the following benefits:
- Students can receive instant feedback
- Homework is more manageable
- Teachers are given more time to offer support
- Opportunity to discuss concepts on an individual basis.