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Video – Flipped Classrooms: How Simple Changes Can Enhance Learning

In this short video, Lieutenants Dutton and McVey explain how a flipped classroom differs from the tradition model of instruction. They also offer some simple suggestions on how to incorporate a flipped classroom concept into training as a way to maximise learning.

About the presenters: This video was produced by a team of dedicated educators from the Education Wing at the Land Warfare Centre. Contact Education Wing via the Defence Protected Network (DPN) for individual and unit education support.

2 thoughts on “Video – Flipped Classrooms: How Simple Changes Can Enhance Learning

  1. A great insight and nudge for us to consider an alternative method to deliver information. This model is a true adult learning framework that has an expectation that the learner will come to the table with an awareness and willingness to learn by sharing knowledge and experience. Even without digital products, simple reading or reflection tasks can prime the mind with specific content that can be developed once the class comes together for the face to face component. This format is the optimal method for the senior All Corps courses and should be trialed. Next, how about alternative options to construct and deliver information in an adult learning model once the class comes together (such as the Experiential Learning Model).

  2. An excellent explanation of flipped classrooms. Your video demystifies the approach and clearly shows that flipped classrooms are a practical learning solution that many courses could make use of.

    The idea of learning beforehand and then using class-time for activities and discussion is not new. For example, if you have ever had to prepare for class by doing a chapter reading from a textbook, you’ll be familiar with the concept. However, where technology has changed things is that we can now more easily create and share the experience of being ‘taught’ the information (not always necessary, but reading from a textbook, if one exists, isn’t always going to cut it). As LT Dutton and LT McVey’s video demonstrates, in many ways this experience can be made even better than the face-to-face delivery as a lot of thought can go into designing an engaging and concise learning experience. Add to this the ability to split learning into chunks, pause and re-watch content, embed quiz questions, contact the trainer with questions, hold forum discussions and link to other resources. All in all, it makes an appealing option for time poor courses.

    So, if you have ever thought ‘I really wish I had more time to do interesting face-to-face activities with the trainees rather than standing in front of a PowerPoint all day’, I’d highly recommend you take up the offer from these Education Officers to help you out on your first attempt at flipping a class.

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