The Flipped Learning Approach: How can it meet adult learners’ needs?
Submitted by durenclee on May 12, 2014 - 4:47pm
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About 30 folks in Region II have been investigating the Flipped Learning Approach (also called the Flipped Classroom Approach) as a tool to support high quality adult education instruction. (Click here for a quick overview of the flipped approach.) Through a professional development event modeled on the flipped approach, participants have completed pre-webinar activities (four 2-page readings, watched 2 short videos, & completed a pre-survey), participated in a discussion-based webinar customized to their pre-survey responses, and are now trying out components of the flipped approach in their own AE practice.
We are excited – and want to expand the discussion to the national adult education field! Please ask questions, post resources, and share your thoughts via this thread on the flipped learning approach.
As part of the RPDC II professional development event, participants have committed to contribute to this national discussion by posting reports on their follow up projects – what they are experiencing and learning as they research, create, and implement instruction aligned to the flipped approach. Note that many are starting *slowly* - it may not look like a “flip” as many describe it, but it is a move in that direction!
We would really like to hear about examples of how folks have been using flipped learning/teaching components with the adult education population – in any venue: GED, ABE, ESL/ESOL, ect. Please share with us your experiences in any of the following:
- Shifting from lecture/passive learning in class to active, hands-on applications of learning in class
- Creating instructional recordings for learners to watch at their own pace, time and place.
- Increasing students’ independent learning time outside of class – focused on learning new concepts/skills (what you would normally lecture/demonstrate) and not on independent practice tasks. How did you encourage them to ‘do homework?’ How did you ‘hold them accountable’ ?
- How do you design 'outside of class' activities when student tech access is low? How did you accommodate for this?
Please join us in building a knowledge-base for adult education on the flipped approach!