If you’ve been teaching for a considerable amount of time by now, then you’ve probably heard of flipped learning.
Unlike traditional learning in which lessons are taught in class, and homework is assigned, at a later stage, to be completed independently at home, flipped learning is a pedagogical approach that reverses the learning dynamics while embracing digital learning tools.
There’s no need for a formal presentation in flipped learning. In fact, teachers assign learners lecture materials and presentations to be viewed at home or outside of class and then invite them for discussions and project-based work.
Advantages of Flipped Learning
Flipped learning is more self-directed: learners can write down their questions and focus on what they didn’t understand before attending class, thus nurturing their sense of responsibility.
Some learners might indeed find this process a bit difficult at first. However, by focusing on learning objectives and engaging in class more often, they will come to grasp what they couldn’t on their own. They will also gain a deeper understanding of the learning material, by reviewing the content as much as they want, bidding farewell to the feeling of not keeping up with the teacher.
Last but not least, flipped learning gives learners more time to interact with classmates, allowing them to foster effective communication and group work.
Communication is Key
The key to succeeding with flipped learning is communication.
By defining learning objectives and soliciting feedback from learners regularly, implementing this strategy shouldn’t be troublesome. After all, flipped learning aims at boosting the learners’ motivation and making the learning process much more enjoyable.
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