Best Practices for Flipped Classrooms
The following list of best practices comes from Seth Allen's "Shifting the Instructional Paradigm," Robinson et al.'s "Successful Flipped Instruction,"
Allen argues that librarians can effectively deliver flipped instruction with some caveats. These include:
1. Faculty must buy into the idea:
2. Student preparedness, in that they viewed/read material prior to the IL session
Allen’s also found that librarians have had success flipping the classroom when:
1. students and faculty understand the reason for the flip
2. students take initiative to learn independently prior to the session
3. librarians partner closely with instructors
4. face-to-face instruction time is used effectively to apply concepts learned outside of the class
Robinson et al. provide the following suggestions to librarians for successful Classroom Flipping:
The authors emphasize that best flipped practices include standards, learning style, curriculum, good pedagogical training, and the proper use of technological tools.
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