The Flipped Classroom

The Center for Teaching Excellence offers one workshop per semester on the flipped classroom model. In this workshop, the professional development content is “flipped” so faculty can experience the method while also learning about it.

A flipped classroom takes the content traditionally taught in the classroom, often in the form of lectures, and translates that information into online videos or other digital formats. This allows students to learn about the content outside the classroom and engage with the content in the classroom.

Flipped teaching is one method of instruction, which can also be blended with other methods of instruction. It could entirely replace traditional methods, or could be adapted to content and activities.

Prior to the workshop, faculty are asked to complete the following three tasks:

1. Watch this short video about the flipped classroom in higher education:

2. Read this article on the flipped classroom model in higher education.

3. Complete a Google Form surveying their interests and understanding of the video and article content above.

Below is additional information on flipping content and instruction developed by local teachers in Hawai’i:

Finally, here are some excellent articles relating the flipped model to higher education:

Understanding the Flipped Classroom: Part 1

Understanding the Flipped Classroom: Part 2

Looking for ‘Flippable’ Moments in Your Class

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