The flipped classroom is a key concept in the development of more imaginative learning strategies. But what is it and what are the educational considerations underpinning?
In essence, the flipped classroom is related to the idea of giving students more autonomous control of the pace, direction and methodology of their learning. To this extent, the approach is related less to pedagogy, and more to heutagogy – student agency for their learning.
The flipped classroom requires considerable prior discussion and consultation to implement if it is not to be the conventional curriculum delivered within a different timeframe.
In the related article, Joe Hirsch outlines his experience of implementing a flipped classroom approach and makes the telling observation that the teacher needs to act as learning architect, rather than a video producer if the approach is to make new and fertile ground in student learning: 100 Videos and Counting: Lessons From a Flipped Classroom | Edutopia