It’s official, I’m a flipper.  The Accounting Today commented on my work in flipping the classroom.  I’ve been doing it for years, predating the 2007 figure in the image below.   In this post, I explain what is flipping the classroom.

What is a flipper?  I’m not talking about the dolphin named Flipper. Nor am I talking about a 1920s flapper, nor a basketball flopper.

In a flipped classroom, students study theory at home and come to class for the how-to.  To give the students the theory (and the why), professors digitize their lectures (usually via video or audio).  Students are supposed to study these.
Now to present an infographic by Knewton that does a fine job of summarizing the approach.

Flipped Classroom
Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

Flipping the classroom works well in college, and it works great in collegiate accounting courses.  It is the foundation of my becoming a master teacher.

by David Albrecht

1 Comment

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One response to “Flipping

  1. Great looking infographic. I’ve never heard of the ‘flipped classroom’ concept, but appreciate your sharing and the helpful information. To better education!

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