Cieliebak (2014). ‘Flip your classroom – But be aware!’
Flipped Classroom (FC) is a teaching method where lecture and homework are “flipped”: first, students prepare the topic of next lecture at home, e.g. by reading part of a text book; then, in the lecture, they work with the teacher to clarify open questions, discuss the topic, and solve exercises. Flipped classrooms have become very popular in recent years. They go back to the 1990’s, when Eric Mazur introduced Peer Instructions in his physics lectures at Harvard University. Since then, the concept has evolved into an established teaching method that is now used successfully at elementary schools, high schools and universities. Since 2012, more than 30 books, guidelines and research papers have been published on the method. You can find out more about Flipped Classroom methods in the research paper of Dr Mark Cieliebak, Deputy Head of Research Area “Distributed Software Systems” at Zurich University of Applied Sciences.