The Flip Classroom

A couple of years ago, a seasoned educator friend explained the Flip classroom concept to me.

Traditionally, a teacher would stand in front of a class and deliver a topic or subject to the class. At the end of it, the teacher would give some homework to the students. When the students are home, they will try to do the homework, trying very hard to recall what was taught in class, and to apply it to the homework. What mostly happens is that the student will try to get help from an elder sibling, or parents. And very often this will eventually lead to private tutoring.

In the Flip classroom, when the students are home, they watch videos on the topic or subject which the teacher is supposed to deliver in class. This could be a video done by the teacher, or any relevant video on the topic from anywhere. This can be augmented by other online tools like animation, quizzes, etc.

When the students come to class, they do their homework i.e. try to apply the knowledge. And the teacher there is there to help and guide them.

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24 thoughts on “The Flip Classroom”

  1. I believe the flip classroom idea is brilliant. Change in the environment used to teach students haven’t changed much.
    Usually hard working perants and adults should go to work prepared with what they should be doing on that day… A student might learn beter by examining the problem/exercise alone at first, perhaps later on if more help is needed the teacher can assist in a class room.

  2. The idea of Flip Classroom is simply brilliant. The students will listen to the explanation of a particular topic without any interruption. This will enable them to understand at least at least an overview of the subjects. Meanwhile, by having online tools such as animation, quizzes and etc will enhance the understanding of the students for the topic. This idea will enabled the teachers to identify students who have difficulty in understanding and immediately assist them. As a result, no students will be left behind. Thus, the idea of Flip classroom should be implemented in this modern era in line with the advancement of the technology.

  3. The FLIP classroom concept is innovative and progressive. It’s a new learning model that meets the demands of the information age while still incorporating educational processes that enable learning. It perfectly fits into any STEM centered curriculum, and could lead to greater exploits in the educational, literacy and elearning sectors. On a foundational level, the idea that it also leads to well defined assessments and private tutoring solutions that provides a methodology to understanding the various learning processes and aptitudes of students is impressive as well. The concept brings to mind that technological innovation in education has so many bonuses and we’re on the path to groundbreaking strategies that takes learning to a whole new level. On the flip side, care should be taken to preserve the social aspect of learning. As technology grows and has been documented to breed growing levels of introversion and independent learning, this may not be an advisable strategy to fully introduce to the young learner. The social aspect of learning has its advantages, and shouldn’t be tossed to the consequences of innovation. Also, its equally imperative to consider the effects of the the digital divide. These are some of the cons that should be highly considered and studied as the flipped classroom concept is further developed. While the concept is innovative and impressive, in all new concepts, there must be planned future development strategies and considerations taken into account. In other words, the pros and cons must be weighed and taken into factor as you grade the success and feasibility of this concept. As an educator and researcher, my educated guess would to segment and control the ages and educational levels of the end users.

    1. Thank you Laurat, for your very balanced view on this topic. The idea of a flipped classroom does not do away with the physical classroom. The idea is that the physical classroom time should be dedicated to application of the learning. So in fact, this enhances the social aspect of learning.

  4. The Flip Classroom
    Foreign students whose medium of instruction is not English in their home country now can ‘learn beyond the classroom’. The Flip Classroom approach is one adopted by a few private institutions in Singapore offering degree programs to overseas foreign students as post-class support. These students can now access teaching videos on the student portal online. They can Pause, Replay or Repeat a video on a topic they were taught in a tutorial class. This is a boon to these foreign students whose first language is not English and whose subject teacher may not be a native speaker of English. It eliminates the need for private tutoring if the video lesson has a quiz at the end to test comprehension. This e-learning lesson also enables the students studying in a host country to take ownership of their own learning journey. They come to classes more prepared and the online tools may have whetted their appetite to learn more about a particular topic.

    For the teacher designing a lesson plan for the online space, it means he or she can pay special attention to slower learners in the Student’s Forum where they can be coached through a Q & A section and given the necessary handholding. Peer mentoring can also take place where stronger students are appointed as ‘administrators’ to answer the questions posed by weaker students on any given subject. The Flip Classroom model can be extended to social media platforms such as Facebook and not just restricted to the school’s student portal. Teachers can form a Private Facebook Group, invite their students to join as Members, and post relevant links from YouTube videos as teaching resources, for instance. As a former Head of School for Business English, I have seen this happen for a particular cohort of students and this approach has proved to be very beneficial. It resulted in the English lecturer being voted for the “Lecturer of the Year” award!

  5. Most important is the decision of the student, regardless the age, to dedicate time to learn, play or concentrate. Having all the weapons to do it, or re-do it, especially if it is a game, is a valuable successful learning tool, method or method unit with guidance of a teacher.

  6. In my opinion, the concept of flip classroom is quite boring for the student to study now a day. The teacher should be more interactive with their students so that the student could be study in a fun environment. For example, the teacher can prepare some interesting games when delivery certain topic in the classroom so that the students will be more understanding with what they have learn.

  7. I believe that would work perfectly fine. It won’t get rid of traditional way of teaching. It teaches the student to be more disciplined to accomplish things by their own and practice their creativity at the same time, even when they’re at home. That’s pretty awesome for me! I believe. It’s like teaching a child do some household chores. In this time of internet era, we’d really need to maximize every child’s resources. There are a lot of disturbances or interruption in every child’s learning. Such as online games, instead of suppressing them of that, why don’t we use that tool to make their learning process be more exciting?

  8. It’s a new and efficient way for not only children but also for adults who are still studying and may not be open into getting a personal tutor. Students can replay a part which they’re having difficulty with without them disturbing the whole class in these online classrooms. Though it may have “minimal” interaction with a real teacher, it will give way for a student to focus more on the subject at hand and give him the independence to do it by themselves.

    1. It is a misguided notion that in a classroom, it is all “interaction” with the teacher, or the trainer. In reality the learners are just listening to the teacher/trainer much like watching a video. The amount of time that a teacher/trainer actually engages with a learner in the classroom is normally between minimal and none at all. Think about it – in a room with 30 learners; how many actually have direct interaction with the teacher/learner? Furthermore, with a video, you can replay anything which you missed or which you need a bit more time to understand. In a classroom environment, how often do you think a learner asks the teacher/trainer to repeat what was said?

  9. I think the idea of a flip classroom is awesome and brilliant especially nowadays that students are more engage in using gadgets as a indirect way of learning new things. And I do believe that it is more likely easily to understand and remember things and knowledge when we see it or watching topics about it instead of just listening from our teacher’s explanation. In a way it also a good way to nurture the students imagination and creativity.

  10. I believe that all the things has its own positive and negative side. Flip classroom maybe good for students to be more independent in learning, like in doing their homework and projects . But in my opinion it may also sacrifice the bond that may create upon seeking help with other family members when doing the traditional way of learning. And I also believe that parents should have also their part in teaching child and monitor on how is she/he is doing in school.

  11. I think it’s more efficient methodology of teaching instead of traditional teachings. This is a useful way to change the standards of education so as to involve students to learn in a fun way. It provides a productive result to focus on conceptual knowledge rather than factual recall. It is much more comprehensible to learn from watching videos or using any online tools, it also gains student interest. Any relevant resource could be picked by the teacher and assigned to students online that will assist their creativity and capacity. It also bring opportunities for students to do things on their own. So yes! Flip classroom is a brilliant idea.

  12. I personally believe that it is the best way to educate yourself. It provides you with the confidence you need to succeed in life, when you are watching or learning through internet prior to your lecture or class, you basically go to the class to add up on what you have learned before, whereas if you go to the class without having any knowledge of what you will be taught, you get overloaded and it is hard to take in all at once. Therefore, I can say that it is a wonderful and strong idea, which would put every one at ease from the stress of what will be next.

  13. The flip classroom is a very good and beneficial way to teach the students, but not in every country because of the financial situation and the people,
    some people may not access a good internet or a good phone so what should they do?
    in my idea, the process of the making video for the students at home is a little bit harder because of equipment of making the video or editing it; probably the government will solve the problem with the equipment and the editing should be that they have to find a specific person to edit it so there will be no problem with flip classroom if the government of the country help and in some situations they do not .

  14. In the traditional model of classroom instruction, the teacher is typically the central focus of a lesson and the primary disseminator of information during the class period. Besides, in fact, the method of teaching is same for many decades likewise; learners from 19th & 20th century are the best instance for the way they have been learning. Student engagement in the traditional model may be limited to activities in which students work independently or in small groups on an application task designed by the teacher. In the other words, century to century educational system should be evolutionary in the system of education the best example is flipped classrooms. The teacher responds to questions while students defer directly to the teacher for guidance and feedback. In a classroom with a traditional style of instruction, individual lessons may be focused on an explanation of content utilizing a lecture-style. Class discussions are typically centered on the teacher, who controls the flow of the conversation. Typically, this pattern of teaching also involves giving students the task of reading from a textbook or practicing a concept by working on a problem set, for example, outside of school.

    In addition, Majority of the learners are various to get things differently. Specifically, the shy student’s who can’t ask the question while they mentor has gone to the other chapters. This method is the best for them to take their time and play again the video as much as it’s possible for them to understand the modules. The flipped classroom intentionally shifts instruction to a learner-centered model in which class time explores topics in greater depth and creates meaningful learning opportunities, while educational technologies such as online videos are used to ‘deliver content’ outside of the classroom. In 21st century technology has developed in shape of education, transports or even medicals. While students are the future so we need to teach them and let them guide the way.

    Traditionally, in a flipped classroom, ‘content delivery’ may take a variety of forms. Often, video lessons prepared by the teacher or third parties are used to deliver content, although online collaborative discussions, digital research, and text readings may be used. It has been shown that the ideal length of the video lesson to be is eight to twelve minutes and as by doing the homework at home going to the depth of topics exploring internet getting various information which will help them not for the one topic but different topics.

    As a result, a teacher’s interaction with students in a flipped classroom can be more personalized and less didactic, and students are actively involved in knowledge acquisition and construction as they participate in and evaluate their learning plus it’s the time to have evolution in education and see the positive results.

  15. I think the idea of flip classroom is pretty great!
    From my own experience working at a refugee school, this method would prove very efficient. A large number of our students are the only educated members of their family, thus making it very difficult for them to complete their homework at home while having no literate parent or siblings to help and guide them through the process. If this style of teaching were to be applied in our school, it would help the students tremendously in many different ways, most of which you have already mentioned. They could easily use their phone, tablet or laptop to watch the instructional videos as many times as they want and then do their homework at school in the presence of a teacher and/or trainer who is ready to provide support whenever the students need it.

  16. The Flip Classroom is the required method of teaching in this era.
    As we all know this generation is the generation of technology by applying this method beside teaching the specific course it would make them much independent and will help them to get used to technologies.
    As being a member of Refugee Learning Center i know parents of about 80% of the students are illiterate and unable to help their children with their studies, it would help the parents to make their children use their phone, tablet or computer in a useful way.

  17. Providing the videos for student is to let them engage themselves with the lesson willingly, which is giving much more better result than they are in the classroom and maybe some of them are out of the chance to ask questions from the teacher. as I experienced some of them are not willing to ask questions even they do not understand the lesson it simply means that they are more comfortable to learn at home by watching the videos over and over again to solve their problems.
    And also if the students face a problem at home so they are going to ask help of somebody who is familiar with which is also effective because he/she could ask whatever without filling shy or….etc which is not possible to be done in the classroom.
    videos are effective when used to develop information literacy, using a student survey to measure the effectiveness of video lectures. Video based materials boost students’ creativity and cooperation. Access to video can help motivate students and create a distinctive context for their learning experience.

  18. That is quite cool, Thomas!

    The Flip classroom is a step to effective learning.

    I personally firmly oppose the idea of homework. Homework and learning have different objectives. Homework is just to keep the students busy with loads of works at home while learning is to engage them with interesting yet informative activities.

    The flip classroom idea supports the latter. This idea has been successful in Finland where their high school graduation rate is 93% as compare to Canada, 78%, and the U.S, 75%.

    In the Flip classroom idea, which was introduced to you by your educator friend, teachers with strong commitment play a vital role to provide platform where the students feel the liberty to explore their true selves rather than being entangled with loads of homework.

    I will share this idea with my staff at HELP for Refugees learning centre.

  19. The idea of flip classroom is very appealing, especially within the refugee community where many of the parents are not well educated enough to fulfill the expected role of a tutor. This absence of a teacher at home may very well be filled by the presence of an online teacher. However this possibility is not without its limitations. Refugees who mostly come from a low socio-economic background may struggle with the limited availability of electronic gadgets, internet and most importantly, people who are willing to invest time in guiding them through this type of mode of delivery.

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