Flipped learning skyrockets across the nation

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
July 8th, 2014

Once brand new, the flipped learning model further cements its position in classrooms

flipped-researchThough no learning model is perfect, flipped learning offers educators and students one way to boost engagement and make learning much more interesting and organic.

And as more research highlights this learning model’s benefits for students and teachers, more educators are motivated to give it a try.

Researchers from the Flipped Learning Network and Sophia Learning sought to update 2013 data with new figures to reflect just how quickly and broadly flipped learning is expanding.

A February 2014 survey released in May 2014 reveals that the term “flipped learning” is recognized by 96 percent of teachers–an increase from 74 percent over the past two years.

(Next page: The newest data on flipped learning)

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3 Responses to “Flipped learning skyrockets across the nation”

July 8, 2014

Gobbledygook run wild: Flipped learning: “a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.”

How about “direct instruction followed by group work.”

    July 10, 2014

    drglennis, You’ve made a judgment based on one small article and a misinterpretation of the definition. This method is very different. Most importantly, the “direct instruction” is not in the classroom (ie, not in the group learning space). The initial instruction is done outside the classroom (usually at home the day before the class) using teacher-developed videos or other materials. In a sense, it is blending independent study with guided (often cooperative) practice and assessment. I’d recommend and .

      July 10, 2014

      My links did not appear to post. I’d recommend that you Google the “Flipped Learning Network” and read the Definition there, plus a Wikipedia search on “Flip teaching” for a summary of the concept.