With the new academic year upon us I regularly hear and read about the flipped classroom, and how people are going to use it. I was disheartened to read from Alan Cann (@AJCann) in his “Condensed Milk And The Flipped Classroom” post that his lengthy preparation for a flipped approach was not going to taken forward and implemented. While Alan is already planning an alternative approach, no doubt using techniques and technology he’s already invested a great deal of time in, the post he referenced on The Atlantic website (“The Condensed Classroom”) had this great image.
For first-timers who want to understand the flipped classroom approach, this is an ideal introduction:
“A diagram by Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching director Derek Bruff, published in Coursera’s “Flipped Classroom Field Guide.” Bruff’s diagrammatic explanation demonstrates the abstraction of primary and secondary materials from the “traditional” classroom, where they are not distinguished from “homework,” a term apparently reserved for assessment. (Derek Bruff/Coursera).”