Flipped learning, is also known as the flipped classroom.
It is an teaching strategy where the traditional approach of delivering lectures during class time is reversed.
In the flipped learning model, students first study the lesson material outside the classroom.
Typically this is done through pre-recorded videos, podcasts, or reading assignments.
Then, during face to face class time, they engage in activities that reinforce their understanding of the material, and apply it to real-world situations.
The approach allows for a more student-centred learning experience, as students have more control over the pace and timing of their learning.
Additionally, the classroom time can be utilised for more interactive and collaborative activities, such as group discussions, problem-solving exercises, and project-based learning.
Flipped learning has been shown to have several benefits, including increased student engagement, improved academic performance, and more personalised learning experiences.
However, it also requires careful planning and preparation from teachers to ensure that students are adequately supported outside the classroom and that classroom activities are effectively designed to reinforce learning.
Written by Craig Miles, PGCE