flipped learning

it’s been 6 months since i shared my thoughts on how i perceive a flipped classroom. and only recently, i came upon FLN (led by Aaron Sams and colleagues)’s definition of flipped classroom in hope to “counter common misconceptions and bring clarity to discussions”, using another term “flipped learning”.

in this 2-page document, of particular interest to me is the outlining of the 4 pillars of FLIP (p.2):

  • Flexible learning culture
  • Learning culture
  • Intentional content
  • Professional educator

the 11-point checklist would be useful for teachers for quick assessment of their existing practices. whether it can be classified truly as flipped learning or flipped classroom, or it’s just a manifestation as a result of misconception(s). 张冠李戴 is not too uncommon i would think.

where Intentional content is concerned, i think it’s good for teachers to provide ‘starters’ to get students going. along the way, we should allow them to be content co-curators in the spirit of SDL n CoL. of cos, from an exam point of view, teachers could be the one to curate things that are “for exams” aspects of learning, and students co-curate things that extends their learning beyond the scope of exams. in this way, teachers and students could become co-creators of knowledge in a classroom (: