What is Flipped Learning?


Flipped learning is a new world of learning and teaching. It is a pedagogical approach in which the conventional notion of classroom-based learning is inverted, so that students are introduced to the learning material before class, with classroom time then being used to deepen understanding through discussion with peers and problem-solving activities facilitated by teachers.


If we compare it to a traditional learning , knowledge being transferred to the students in a classroom context and later students have to do synthesis, practice in the form of a homework, in the flipped classroom, students acquire knowledge before the class and use classroom time to practice and apply concepts and ideas through interaction with peers and teachers. After the class ,students reflect upon the feedback they have received and use this to further their learning.

There are many potential benefits of flipped learning, such as, by providing students with the basic knowledge and understanding before class, classroom time can be used for further research and inquiry on the topic as students previous knowledge has already been built up through flipped learning resources like videos, text, book related to the topic or apps etc. The main objective of flipped learning is to move students away from passive learning and towards active learning where students engage in collaborative activity, peer learning and problem-based learning. And in this way , the role of the teacher transferrred from traditional teacher towards facilitator, coach and mentor. Flipped learning is a very beneficial way to empowering 21st century learners to take control of their own learning.

The use of technology further enriches the flipped learning process and promotes skills that are essential for 21st century learning. While technology is not a prerequisite, flipped text based content is just as valuable as video content.

At present, flipped learning is being used at some universities and schools in the US and UK, and it is currently being used at Edu21. The 21st century school, which is working to transform traditional schools into 21st century schools for the very first time in Pakistan. Some case studies at Edu21 shown improvements not only in teachers and students motivation , but in parents too as the parents are directly involved in flipped learning. It increased attendance in classroom, students interest level is higher than before, and better results too. we are working to make this approach more accessible, productive and interesting.


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