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Turning Learning Upside Down: A Flipped Classroom Approach

Flipped Classroom style lessons are a popular trend in higher education. Despite the popularity, many instructors focus on the recording of the pre-class materials, and put little thought into why to use this strategy or how to plan and design the lesson. This project will focus on developing the following student capabilities (these ideas may be changed throughout the process):

  • Describe a flipped classroom approach
  • List the advantages of using flipped learning
  • Select appropriate content for flipped learning
  • Identify characteristics of an engaging pre-class assignment
  • Integrate higher order learning activities during class time
  • Design a lesson using a flipped classroom approach

Needs Assessment

Step 1: Describe your Intent

Instructional Problem: With technological advances in society, such as the internet, social media, and mobile devices; the way students process information has changed. Learners are now used to actively searching for, filtering, and composing information. Traditional lectures styles, which involve instructors speaking through the content throughout a class period, are becoming less effective with the current generation of students. Many instructors have been trained in this traditional model, and are not equipped with the knowledge or skills to change their teaching style, in order to increase student engagement and create an active, learner centered environment.

Performance Objectives

Task Analysis

Curriculum Map

References and Resources