The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed.
Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions. The video lecture is often seen as the key ingredient in the flipped approach, such lectures are the BJU Press videos watched through the students’ ipads.
The ease with which video can be accessed and viewed today has made it so ubiquitous that the flipped model has come to be identified with it.
The notion of a flipped classroom draws on such concepts as active learning, student engagement, hybrid course design, and course podcasting. The value of a flipped class is in the repurposing of class time into a workshop where students can inquire about lecture content, test their skills in applying knowledge, and interact with one another in hands-on activities. During class sessions, instructors function as coaches or advisors, encouraging students in individual inquiry and collaborative effort.
Experiential learning is the process whereby students “learn by doing” and by reflecting on the experience. Experiential learning activities can include, but are not limited to, hands-on laboratory experiments, oral presentations, field trips exercises, and performances.