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What is the best use of your class time?

The "flipped" or "inverted" classroom model, pioneered by two science teachers in Colorado (Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams), is an instructional method whereby students prepare for class at home through video tutorials and/or reading assignments and then spend classtime engaged in active learning exercises to further their knowledge.  In other words, what is normally done in class (introduction of concepts) is done at home and homework (application of those concepts) is done in the classroom.

The three authors of this research guide (Shamika Dalton, Elizabeth Outler, and Loren Turner) applied the "flipped" classroom model to first-year legal research students during the Fall 2013/Spring 2014 semesters.  This research guide was created to support the authors' presentation of their method to peers during the SEAALL Annual Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee on April 3-5, 2014.  Additionally, this research guide is for future use as a toolkit for those interested in exploring the "flipped" classroom model further.

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We hope you will complete our survey about your experience using the "flipped" classroom approach. This survey is 8 questions and should take less than 10-15 minutes to complete. We thank you in advance for your help.


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