Flipped Learning
A Guide for Higher Education Faculty

Foreword by Jon Bergmann
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Published: April 2017  

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264 pp., 6" x 9"
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Flipped learning is an approach to the design and instruction of classes through which, with appropriate guidance, students gain their first exposure to new concepts and material prior to class, thus freeing up time during class for the activities where students typically need the most help, such as applications of the basic material and engaging in deeper discussions and creative work with it.

While flipped learning has generated a great deal of excitement, given the evidence demonstrating its potential to transform students’ learning, engagement and metacognitive skills, there has up to now been no comprehensive guide to using this teaching approach in higher education.

Robert Talbert, who has close to a decade’s experience using flipped learning for majors in his discipline, in general education courses, in large and small sections, as well as online courses – and is a frequent workshop presenter and speaker on the topic – offers faculty a practical, step-by-step, “how-to” to this powerful teaching method.

He addresses readers who want to explore this approach to teaching, those who have recently embarked on it, as well as experienced practitioners, balancing an account of research on flipped learning and its theoretical bases, with course design concepts to guide them set up courses to use flipped learning effectively, tips and case studies of actual classes across various disciplines, and practical considerations such as obtaining buy-in from students, and getting students to do the pre-class activities.

This book is for anyone seeking ways to get students to better learn the content of their course, take more responsibility for their work, become more self-regulated as learners, work harder and smarter during class time, and engage positively with course material. As a teaching method, flipped learning becomes demonstrably more powerful when adopted across departments. It is an idea that offers the promise of transforming teaching in higher education.

Table of Contents:
Foreword by Jon Bergmann

Preface
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: What is flipped learning, and why use it?
Chapter 2: The history and theory of flipped learning
Chapter 3: Models of flipped learning
Chapter 4: Designing a course around flipped learning
Chapter 5: Designing flipped learning experiences, part 1: Building the framework for a lesson
Chapter 6: Designing flipped learning experiences, part 2: Designing effective activities
Chapter 7: Variations on a theme
Chapter 8: Living and working with flipped learning

How to handle the non-ideal
Advice for the non-tenured
Managing time and work
Flipped learning and the rest of your career: Scholarship
Flipped learning and the rest of your career: Service
In brief


Index


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Reviews & Endorsements:
“Robert Talbert provides the ultimate guide to flipping the classroom — moving the information transfer out of the classroom and the thinking back in! Whether you are just considering revising your approach to teaching or already a seasoned ‘flipper’, this book is a must-have reference.”
- Eric Mazur , Harvard University
“Robert Talbert provides an insightful introduction to flipped learning and why it works, along with practical teaching strategies for instructors both new to and familiar with flipped learning. The book’s course design and lesson planning guides are clear and useful, and the examples from math and other disciplines provide a concrete vision of flipped learning in practice. I know I will keep this book handy during my summer course prep!”
- Derek Bruff, director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching, and senior lecturer in the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics