In the past few months, the flipped learning model has hit mainstream media with articles appearing in the New York Times and even Southwest Airlines’
Spirit magazine. Traditionally, students learn new information through lecture or direct instruction while in school. Conversely, in a flipped class, students gain content knowledge at home through audio, video and text, so that more class time can be devoted to discussion, exploration and experimentation.
By using a flipped model, teachers provide content through a variety of modalities, giving students not only the ability to learn at their own pace but also in the way that best suits their learning needs. However, if we take the time to make our content available outside of class, what does learning look in school? Flipped benefits students in two ways:
It provides multiple pathways to gain knowledge and understanding.
As a result of this pedagogical shift, new learning opportunities can start to emerge.
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