An ABC for Effective Flipped Learning

Robert Talbert, Grand Valley State University / @RobertTalbert

27 May 2015

What is flipped learning?

Flipped learning is 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.

Flipped Learning Network

What's different


For class on Wednesday:

Think/pair/share: What's good? What could go wrong and why?

Steps to self-regulation:

Setting clear expectations

Giving student choices

Giving clear, action-oriented learning objectives

Providing rich set of resources and tools

Making learning iterative and feedback-based

Guided Practice

Guided Practice for Calculus unit on Derivatives



Types of assessment

Assessment in flipped learning is effective when it

Is minimal

Gives immediate results

Explicity tied to learning objectives

Incentivizes risk-taking

Guided Practice is a potential model for pre-formative assessment






Thank you

Robert Talbert, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan USA




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