In-Class Flip: Flipping a Literature Class for Student-Centered Learning

  • Martha RamirezEmail author


In the Chapter “In-Class Flip: Flipping a Literature Class for Student-Centered Learning”, the author starts by defining what an in-class flip is. In brief, it can be defined as doing in class station rotation work with flipped content; in other words, the flip takes place inside the classroom. This definition is further complemented by the description of the benefits and challenges of in-class flipping according to the author’s experience with this approach. Next, the teaching context where the lesson took place is presented, which was a 7th-grade literature course within a Colombian bilingual school. Afterwards, the lesson content and objectives are presented along with a detailed description of the station work set up, the tasks students were required to do, the various teaching resources used, and the role technology had in the teaching and learning process. The author then illustrates the logistics behind preparing the station work in this type of flip as well as the way the lesson and students were assessed. Finally, a reflection on the motive behind using in-class flip is presented together with an analysis of what worked and what could be improved in future lessons, which includes final conclusions and further teaching recommendations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad de Los AndesBogotáColombia

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