Flipped Learning Definition

A Modern Definition

Flipped Learning is over 10 years old.  Over the last decade Flipped Learning has evolved and grown in many ways and on many levels.  Among the changes is a modern definition of Flipped Learning.

Why An Updated Definition?

There are many local definitions of Flipped Learning. However, increased international collaboration among Flipped Learning practitioners revealed the need for a globally understood definition. Educators often speak in our own language with buzzwords that can be confusing to peers from other countries and non-educators. The Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences formed an international cohort of 100 delegates from 49 countries to develop an updated definition of Flipped Learning.

The aim was to draft a precise, concise, and buzzword-free definition that can be more universally understood not only by educators but by the general public as well. The following definition was overwhelmingly ratified by all 100 international delegates. Though many early definitions are still used; FLGI uses the updated international definition of Flipped Learning for all applications.


The International Definition

Flipped Learning is a framework that enables educators to reach every student. The Flipped approach inverts the traditional classroom model by introducing course concepts before class, allowing educators to use class time to guide each student through active, practical, innovative applications of the course principles.

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