JTRM in Kinesiology - Sports Media

Journal " Teaching, Research, and Media in Kinesiology "

a peer reviewed journal

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Zan Gao                                              04 May 2013

"Flipping" in P.E. ... turn P.E. upside down!

Guy Van Damme – retired P.E. teacher and mentor – co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal - Teaching, Research, and Media in Kinesiology – Sports Media

Daniel Frankl, Ph.D., Professor - School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science - California State University, Los Angeles - Editor-in-Chief, Journal - Teaching, Research, and Media in Kinesiology – Sports Media

Flipped instruction or "Flipping the classroom"?

The premise of a flipped classroom is simple. Instead of lecturing in class and giving homework at home, flip it; give the lectures at home, and do the homework in class. In a typical classroom, teachers provide information on the basics and then send students home with homework assignments. For example, in a classroom with one teacher and 30 students, there is little time for reinforcement, inquiry, and depth. Flipped learning, on the other hand, has the individual student learn the basics at home via the use of instructional technology. Upon her or his return to class, each student is then better prepared to further explore the topic at hand and the teacher can use precious class time more effectively by providing specific feedback, clarifications, and reinforcement. Thus, the conventional rote memorization for a test gives way to critical thinking.

A useful - pedagogical - model? Read the full text here