Backward Design

Backward Design – used in education – is a process to design learning experiences and instructional techniques to achieve specific learning outcomes. This method can be counted to the top-down approaches. Top-down versus Bottom-up The top–down approach goes from the general to the specific, and the bottom–up approach begins at the specific and moves to Read More …

Vegetarian cooking class: An example of a Flipped learning course for adults

In the soon-to-be published Flipped Learning Guide for trainers, you will find a selection of case studies that show how a Flipped learning course for adults can be designed. One of these is a vegetarian cooking class. It includes hints for course preparation, a course structure with 6 parts and examples of recipes, suggestions of Read More …

Flipped Adult Education – the Guide

The production of the guide has been started – the first pages are ready and are going to be proofread! The guide – in English language – will be available as a printable PDF file (in May). Other formats will be ePub (also for Kindle) Printed Version (as a complete book). During the summer, a Read More …

Using debate as an activity in the Flipped Learning

The learners are sitting in according to two randomly allocated groups. The atmosphere is filled with excited apprehension. Two people have been given the task of opening the debate and making sure everybody who wants to talk gets their turn. Everybody has been researching the chosen topic at home, using videos and interactive texts provided Read More …

Active Learning – a Cornerstone of Flipped Learning 3.0

Theresa is a nine years old child celebrating her birthday. In one of the gift parcels, she finds a book about nature: “Nature around you”. She is enthusiastic about the many illustrations and sees pictures of many animals that live in the forests and meadows in her home’s vicinity, but that she has never met Read More …

What does “Lower Bloom’s” mean?

Benjamin Bloom developed his taxonomy 1956. This sounds really old – an ancient pedagogical issue. Within the last 50 years Blooms taxonomy has been revised (several times) and brought to a “modern outfit” and therefore it is still valid today. Benjamin Bloom (February 21, 1913 – September 13, 1999) was an American educational psychologist who Read More …

Using Web-based Content

Using Open Educational Resources in Flipped Learning 3.0 A quickly done search for the term “Open Educational Resources” in Google brings about 1.610.000.000 results. For those looking for it, that is a huge number – the Internet is obviously full of open learning sources that a trainer in adult education might use. These sources could Read More …

Flipped Learning is Global

Flipped Learning was developed more than 10 years ago by Jon Bergman. The idea developed, the number of teachers using the flipped classroom increased, and the first experiences and given feedback led to an amendment of the method. Five years ago, Jon started a global initiative to make Flipped Learning versatile: All people all over Read More …

Design and Analysis of Flipped Learning Strategies

It is widely accepted that flipped learning pedagogy stems from the premise of inquiry-based and egalitarian philosophy: with the growing access to vast information through the internet, the traditional model of teacher as the sole steward of knowledge has become obsolete. In the new reality, teachers have acquired a new role: that of mediator, helping Read More …