Flipping the classroom implies inverting the order, by which we teach and learn, doing the lecture at home and the practice in class. This project intends to explore an idea not developed so far, which we have called "trans-flipping the classroom in an inclusive learning community". Basically, transflipping is the use flipped instruction at a transnational level and the sharing of responsibilities in a common intercultural learning environment. Mostly based on the use of videos, the flipped classroom approach calls for the creation of more materials, especially materials accessible for hearing/visually impaired students. In addition to this, from a transnational perspective, this project arises at a moment when there is an increasing migratory awareness that has brought into attention certain intercultural issues and challenges in the field of education and other fields. Family reunification and transmission of cultural values from adult individuals to children and teenagers make adult education an environment of vital importance in the development of the intercultural competence which allows citizens to live, work and learn together in multicultural settings.
On the other hand, the change of perspective which has shifted the spotlight from the teacher to the student in the last few decades, has also led to the development of rapidly expanding types of learning, such as blended and flipped learning. For this reason, this project will focus on a flipped classroom approach, so that the participants can truly work at their own pace, do collaborative work and benefit from an innovative method which, according to research, is proving to be efficient and productive. We will contribute, this way to the students personal and professional growth, by fostering the development of a variety of competences in the field of adult education such as linguistic, learning to learn, European citizenship, etc.
In this context, fully understanding the complexity of flipped instruction, this project intends to explore different types of flipped or inverted instruction, according to the students´ needs, among the following:
- standard inverted classroom
- discussion oriented flipped classroom
- demonstration-focused flipped classroom
- faux flipped classroom
- group-based flipped classroom
- virtual flipped classroom
- flipping the teacher model.
The partner organizations include adult education providers of different profiles, varying from those offering blended and regular programs, Higher Education, Third Age programs, teacher training or programs for people with disabilities.This way, we can guarantee that all the project activities will be led by experts in their respective fields.