What is Flipping the Classroom?

Flipping the Classroom flips college and self-study. In a traditional college, knowledge transfer is central and there is usually little interaction. The teacher tells and students are passive listeners. By letting students do the knowledge transfer at home, the contact time in the lecture room can be used for interaction and deepening. During the lectures, the educational material is actively studied, for example by solving a problem in groups and presenting the results or through structured discussions.

Didactic added value

First, Flipping the Classroom provides students with more autonomy about the learning process. Students can decide for themselves when they watch a video and if something is not immediately clear, they can watch it again. Secondly, research shows that Flipping the Classroom has a positive effect on pass rates because it activates students more in their learning process. It also offers teachers the opportunity to make better use of their expertise. This is because they can look up more in-depth during the lectures.


Transforming a course into a Flipping the Classroom model requires relatively much time in the beginning, but in the long term it offers time-saving. For each lecture, a video must be searched for or made and made available via an online learning environment, such as Brightspace. A three-hour lecture can be reduced to 20 to 30 minutes on video. Speaking the text with the slides takes a little more time, but the recordings can be used for several years. Edulab can support this. Next, the content of the lectures must be considered. There is time available for deepening and space for new and other activating learning activities. The role of the teacher also changes.

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