Flipped Learning is a research project that has been run under the umbrella of Whole Education in Oakfield and has been run in the History Department and ICT Department with great success.
Flipped Learning or flipping the classroom involves giving learners the knowledge aspect of the lesson at home with simple assessment to check understanding. This can include a simple video to be watched or part of a story or script to be read before the lesson at home, so learners come to lesson with prior knowledge before the lesson has begun. This allows a more holistic approach to learning and becomes cyclical where learning at home directs learning in school. Instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom. It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom.
Traditional Learning Flipped Learning
Here is what our learners said about Flipped Learning:
How confident are you at doing learning at home?
Before flipped Learning:
- 7% Learners were confident at completing work at home.
After Flipped Learning was introduced:
- 85% of learners now confident at doing work at home.
What Learners have said about Flipped Learning:
“It is fun, fantastic, amazing, awesome, and cool!”
“I feel confident and happy. It is easier with less stress.”
“I have a better understanding. There is less writing.”
“It is interesting.”
“I am progressing. It is easy to access and quick to do.”
“It can be done anytime.”
From data of the evaluation of flipped learning being implemented, 95% of learners have completed a flipped learning, which suggests that learners have been engaged in or wanting to complete learning at home.
82.4% of learners saying they are confident in completing learning at home is irrefutable evidence of flipped learning and its implementation at Oakfield has worked and been successful. With an 88.2% approval rating of flipped learning this is clearly a style of learning they are engaged in and fully support as a learner body, and one that should be actively encouraged across the whole school.
Learner’s responses to flipped learning are overwhelmingly encouraging as they clearly understand what flipped learning is, and clearly understand how flipped learning is helping learners in the continuous learning circle of school and home.