Flipped Classroom is an innovative teaching concept that reverses the traditional teaching and learning processes. In a flipped classroom, students study the assigned learning materials at home before class, and in class the teachers are relieved of the pressure of lecturing the whole time. Instead much more interactive learning activities can be done in class such as group discussion, peer instruction, collaborative projects and/or case-based exercises.
The flipped classroom method is regarded by many as having huge potential in promoting learning. For example, students are endowed with more freedom to control their own learning processes with the help of the often well-prepared multimedia learning resources. Class time can be used for activities that promote active learning – a learning process that is usually associated with higher learning engagement and motivation, adoption of deep learning approaches, and acquisition of higher-order learning outcomes such as application of knowledge and critical thinking.