Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty
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Flipped instruction definitely has turned higher education on its head. The lectures that used to be the foundation of teaching have been pushed out of the classroom. In their place are activities designed to put the information from those lectures to work.
What is driving this transformative shift is its promise. When done well, flipped instruction helps students process material in new ways. They do more than memorize and recall—they begin to understand, evaluate, and even create new knowledge. In other words, flipped instruction is catching on because it works.
The challenge, of course, is getting it to work. Students have to be motivated to prepare for class and engaged when they arrive. Faculty members and instructors who no longer spend class time delivering information have to develop methods to facilitate learning. It is a vastly different learning environment for students and instructors alike.
Fortunately, you do not have to figure it all out on your own. Some instructors have been employing and refining flipped instruction for some time now. They have determined what works—and what doesn’t. Their best ideas are collected in a single resource-Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty.
This collection is a comprehensive guide to flipping no matter how much—or how little—experience you have with it. If you are just getting started, you will learn where and how to begin. If you have been at it for a while, you will find new ideas to try and solutions to common challenges. Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty is an invaluable resource that covers all necessary territory, including how to:
- Plan flipped lessons
- Engage students in flipped instruction and active learning
- Motivate unprepared students
- Hold students accountable for pre-class work
- Incorporate moments of reflection into an active-learning classroom
- Use small-group work in flipped classrooms
- Integrate moments of reflection
- Flip courses regardless of the size of the classroom
- Accommodate introverted students who might be uncomfortable with the flipped model
- Assess in a flipped environment
- Use feedback to advance learning
- Flip online courses
- Best use technology in flipped instruction
This guide also bridges the active-learning gaps and covers topics frequently left out of flipping conversations. Some examples of these are:
- Dealing with student resistance
- Accommodating students with disabilities
- Flipping instruction in diverse classrooms
- Handling the peer review process when flipping is not well established at your institution
What’s more, each chapter in this collection concludes with questions for reflection and discussion along with activities for applying what you have learned. Additional supplemental materials include lesson plan templates, grading rubrics, and sample assignments.
Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty is designed to be the definitive resource on flipped instruction. No matter how experienced or comfortable you are with flipping, this resource will help you accomplish more in your active-learning classroom. Order your copy today!