Preparing Students for Flipped or Team-Based Learning Methods

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The purpose of this paper is to provide a structured framework for starting a class that is anchored in good educational practice and theory, and to address the student problems relating to pre-learning that are identified in the literature. In this paper, the role of pre-learning in each of Flipped Learning and TBL is introduced, and the challenges faced by educators and students reported in the literature are summarised. The seven-step preparatory session is described, and then discussed with the inclusion of student evaluations. The paper concludes with a discussion and exploration of further research.


Teaching methods; Flipped learning; Learning contracts; Pre-learning; Team-based learning

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