Flipped classroom or reverse teaching is essentially a blended learning-environment. It reverses the typical lecture and the homework elements. This approach redefines the roles of teacher and the students, and puts the student in the center of the learning process.
The students study by themselves, using podcasts and video-lectures created by the teacher. The classroom time is devoted to the application of knowledge.
This allows students control over the time, place and the pace of learning. As students plot their own learning path, they significantly improve their performance.
As Barkley (2010), explains, “Empowering students to be active partners in their learning requires a subtle but thorough shift in focus away from what the teacher is teaching to what and how the student is learning”
Following is an amazing explanation of the Flipped classroom model