Swartzwelder, Cassandra

Topic: Educational Theory and Practice (ET)

Nguyen, Bang, Yu, Xiaoyu, Japutra, Arnold, & Chen, Cheng-Hao Steve. (2016). Reverse Teaching: Exploring Student Perceptions of “Flip Teaching”. Active Learning in Higher Education, 17(1), 51-61. Retrieved from: http://journals.sagepub.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/doi/pdf/10.1177/1469787415616727

The authors defines flip teaching as a practice that reverses traditional teaching. Students learn at home and bring questions to class. Teachers create video lessons to be studied outside of classroom time. Class time is used for discussion and problem based activities. Teachers are able to spend more time interacting with students and provide individualized guidance. Flip teaching allows students to teach themselves, help each other, and get help when they get stuck.

The article does a great job of defining flip/ reverse teaching while describing the benefits. The study compares students perception and studies alike to prove its worth. Students give feedback that help teachers improve flip/reverse teaching.