Commonly known as "The Flipped Classroom", I prefer to call it "The Flipped Curriculum".
Meaning that the curriculum is not poured out upon the students but rather is raised up from the students. A bottom up approach to curriculum and knowledge/learning.
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Let's start here when thinking about the Flipped Curriculum and embracing "informal learning".
Here are some recommend resources and readings for learning about the Flipped Classroom
--How the Flipped Classroom is radically transforming learning
--Rejecting the flipped classroom Ira Socol Flipped? End of a love affair
-- Flipped Thinking: Daniel Pink and Karl Fisch The Flipped Classroom Prezi
-- The Flipped Classroom Model. The full story. The Flipped High School site
-- A modest proposal: Let's Flipped The Class The Flipped Conference Flipped Best Practices
--Reverse Instruction Aaron Sams - Cutting through the hype and misconceptions
-- The Flipped Classroom webinar Ira Socol voices caution about this model
The main tenent behind the Flipped Curriculum is that learning is first done by the student in a self directed fashion. Teacher intervention only happens later, if at all.
This video is a must watch. It really puts the question of valuing informal learning (learning outside the classroom), front and center.
This is a nice article about the Ohio State national football champs and how flipped learning helped them as a team. (yes, football takes a lot of learning and its all about the details...).
Also Kirsten Winkler recounts her own positive experiencesof how the flipped classroom is perfect for language learning.