Author: Neil Harris, Ana Brennan
Session: Presentation

The flipped classroom has been proposed as an effective pedagogical approach which increases student engagement and allows for more time for active learning in the classroom, including in HE settings (Bergmann and Sams, 2012; Lancaster, 2013). Instructional content, typically delivered by video, is delivered outside the classroom, with class contact time dedicated to problem solving activities. This session explains why and how English Language Training Services has recently flipped some of its sessions, which currently relate to preparation of assignments for an external award, the Cambridge English CELTA http://www.swansea.ac.uk/elts/teacher-training/celtavideos/ . The presentation gives a rationale for the use of this pedagogical tool and debunks some of the myths around the technical issues, showing that it can be low-cost and easy to achieve even for those wary of technology.