Flipped Classroom Approach
in Hong Kong Higher Education
We are a group of teachers, researchers, and educational developers at five universities in Hong Kong, including The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, City University of Hong Kong, The Education University of Hong Kong, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Together, we have initiated this project since July 2017, to support the teachers who would like to adopt the flipped classroom approach to take full advantage of the new pedagogy and overcome the possible challenges.
This project website aims at guiding teachers at every step of effective flipped classroom implementation with constructive suggestions, from planning, and making pre-class materials, to conducting interactive in-class activities and evaluating the whole teaching experience. This site also serves as a platform where teachers can share useful resources and good practice of flipped classroom approach.
“Flipping the classroom” is an intriguing concept in education. Its basic idea is changing the sequence of presenting instructional material and application of knowledge and skills.
In flipped mode, students will meet a topic for the first time online usually through short and informative videos, rather than through attending a face-to-face lecture. They are expected to engage in classroom activities with their peers and the instructor to test and apply the knowledge they learnt beforehand and receive immediate feedback.
In fact, a flipped class can be a challenge for both teachers and students alike, if it lacks detailed planning and appropriate resources and support. As a group of teachers, researchers, and educational developers from five universities in Hong Kong, we therefore initiated this project to provide just that for teachers.