New Compilation of Articles on the Flipped ClassroomApril 16, 2014
Inside Higher Ed is today releasing a free compilation of articles and essays -- in print-on-demand format -- about the flipped classroom. The articles and essays reflect key discussions about pedagogy, technology and the role of faculty members. Download the booklet here.
This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.
Speak Up 2013 National Research Project Findings: A Second Year Review of Flipped Learning is a collaborative effort between Project Tomorrow and The Flipped Learning Network using data from the more than 403,000 K-12 students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members that participated in the 11th annual Speak Up online surveys in the Fall of 2013. For the second year in a row, specific questions were asked of students, educators and administrators on flipped learning and use of videos in the classroom. Teachers and school administrators were asked to comment on their current or planned implementation of this innovative strategy.
This new whitepaper reveals significant growth in just one year in interest and implementation of flipped classrooms and a drop in concerns about student online access. Teacher interest in professional development on making quality instructional videos and on how to best use class time in a flipped classroom remained high, but this concern among administrators has declined while some are beginning to provide this training.
Speak Up 2013 flipped learning findings include:
One out of six math and science teachers are implementing a flipped learning model using videos that they have created or sourced online. 16 percent of teachers say they are regularly creating videos of their lessons or lectures to students to watch. 45 percent of librarians and media specialists are regularly creating videos and similar rich media as part of their professional practice. 37 percent of librarians are helping to build teacher capacity by supporting teachers’ skills in using and creating video and rich media for classroom use.While, almost one-fifth of current teachers have “learning how to flip my classroom” on their wish list for professional development this year, 41 percent of administrators say pre-service teachers should learn how to set up a flipped learning class model before getting a teaching credential.66 percent of principals said pre-service teachers should learn how to create and use videos and other digital media within their teacher preparation programs. 75 percent of middle and high school students agree that flipped learning would be a good way for them to learn, with 32 percent of those students strongly agreeing with that idea.
"OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. "
"The flipped classroom is just that, a classroom with the times attributed to certain tasks that are flipped. It is not student centered, but just a rehash of sage-on-the-stage direct instruction. The problem with the flipped classroom or student centered learning is that the students dictate the pace. In addition a great deal of learning takes place in group settings with dialog. We do not live in a schedule free world. Most schools have an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate curriculum. Both of which have time constraints due to testing. In addition, many schools use SAT testing for college entrance, and classes have to end with a certain amount of learning that needs to take place. Students have a timeline. Allowing students to learn at their own pace could lead to a lot of problems."
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"The reason Flipped Learning makes teachers more valuable is that it changes the dynamic of the classroom. No longer is content delivery the focus of the class, nor is the teacher’s main responsibility the dissemination of knowledge. Instead, teachers take on the role of a facilitator of learning. They are able to work with students in small groups and have more one-on-one interactions. The simple act of removing the direct instruction (lecture) from the whole group changes the dynamic of the room and allows the teacher to personalize and individualize the learning for each student. Each student gets his/her own education which is tailored to his/her needs. Instead of a one size fits all education-each student gets just what they need when they need it."
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Flipped classrooms are having a significant effect on teaching and learning, according to a new white paper from Project Tomorrow and the Flipped Learning Network.
Key findings from the Speak Up 2013 survey include:
One in six math and science teachers surveyed said they use flipped learning;Sixteen percent of teachers who responded reported regularly recording lessons for students to watch online;Forty-five percent of librarians and media specialists surveyed told researchers they regularly create videos and other rich media as part of their jobs;Thirty-seven percent of librarians siad they help teachers use and create videos and rich media;Almost 20 percent of teachers told surveyors they want to learn how to flip their classrooms;Forty-one percent of administrators indicated that they think pre-service teachers should learn how to set up a flipped classroom before they earn their teaching credentials;Sixty-six percent of principals said they think teacher preparation programs should teach pre-service teachers how to use and create videos and other digital media for use in the classroom; andSeventy-five percent of middle and high school students said they think flipped classrooms would help them learn.
"To counter some of the misconceptions about this term, the governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN), all experienced Flipped Educators, have composed a formal definition of “Flipped Learning.” Explicitly defining the term may dispel some of the myths repeatedly promulgated by teachers, the media, and researchers.”
Flipped Learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.
Kim Flintoff's insight:
A useful checklist included for teachers to identify the degree of flip.
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