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Flipped Classrooms Go Mainstream: More Teachers Trying It

The flipped classroom model is expanding and changing in K–12 classrooms, with 30% more teachers adopting the teaching method since 2012, according to a new survey, EdTechMagazine.com reported.

The data come from an online survey of 2,358 educators conducted in February by the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) and Sophia.org.

Flipping, a concept created by teacher/author Jon Bergmann, involves having students watch lectures while out of school and then do "homework" during class time, when the teacher can offer help. The concept has been around for years, but it's now approaching "mainstream" status, FLN noted.

"These statistics clearly show the flipped classroom is no longer something done behind closed doors. Flipped learning is in the mainstream."

Some highlights of the study include:

  • Recognition of the term "flipped learning" has reached 96 percent, up from 73 percent in 2012. 
  • Middle- and high-school teachers are still the most likely to use the flipped classroom technique, but the survey noted there has been an increase in flipping by elementary teachers (15%) and higher education institutions (27%).
  • The typical "flipper" has been trying out the method for less than two years.

Read the full story here.

Check out this related EducationWorld resource: Best Practices for Flipped Classrooms

 

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