In this series of blogs I will discuss how to teach using the flipped classroom pedagogy, and why this method works well based on my own experience.
What is flipped teaching?
In a conventional math or science class, students learn the material in class (classroom), and review/practice harder problems at home (homework). In the flipped classroom, the tasks for classroom and homework are reversed: Students learn the materials at home and before class (homework) and they do more advanced learning in class (classroom).
Why do I like flipped teaching?
- Students are accountable for learning at least the fundamental material.
- Students come to class with sufficient preparation to learn at a higher level.
- Spending class time on learning activities such as group discussion.
What are the possible challenges for instructors flipping for the first time?
- The mindset, the pedagogy and the expectations.
- Preparing the pre-class material for homework time.
- Designing the active learning experience for classroom time.
- Creating effective grading and assessment strategies.
Next: (2) Preparing Before Class
Dr. Ben Weng