Digital technology is allowing teachers and learners to explore new approaches to traditional school lessons. The growing availability of online instructional videos opens the opportunity of moving the learning of new content to outside of the classroom, freeing up class time for teachers to coach and students to actively work on developing their own understanding.
Nesta and NFER carried out a study to explore how this approach can work in secondary maths classrooms across the UK, and how teachers use it to change the approaches to learning students take. We saw teachers use the approach to encourage students to take active responsibility for their learning, and for some to use it to accelerate their learning.
This project has produced a research report delving into the effects of Flipped Learning and the conditions needed for success. For those focused on classroom practice, we have also created a research-based practitioner guide to the approach, and a specific how-to guide for using resources from the Khan Academy and linking them to the UK curricula.