Flipping the Classroom [infographic] – Friday Distraction

by Sharlyn Lauby on August 24, 2012

I’m totally fascinated with this infographic (below). It talks about “flipping” traditional teaching methods. The idea being that activities such as reading and lecture would be done outside the classroom and interactive exercises and discussion would be done inside the classroom.

At present, the discussion is related to education and academics. Homework for students would be activities they can do on their own like watching a presentation or reading a chapter. Then class time is spent doing activities or having discussion to reinforce the materials.

It makes me wonder if this becomes the new way to educate, will the idea spill over to corporate training? That could be very cool. I could see businesses embracing the idea of less classroom time … with the idea that the time spent in the corporate classroom is action-packed. Participants might love the idea of listening and reading at their own pace, prior to attending training.

It could mean a whole new way of instructional design. And that trainers become more of a facilitator and less of a presenter.

What do you think? Is it time to “flip” corporate training? Let me know your thoughts.

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