Updated Definition of Flipped Learning

Why a new definition?

Increased international collaboration among Flipped Learning practitioners revealed the need for a globally understood definition. Educators often speak in our own language with buzzwords that can be confusing to peers from other countries and non-educators. The aim was to draft a precise, concise, and buzzword-free definition that can be more universally understood not only by educators but by the general public as well. The following definition was overwhelmingly ratified by international delegates from 49 countries.


Flipped Learning is a framework that enables educators to reach every student. The Flipped approach inverts the traditional classroom model by introducing course concepts before class, allowing educators to use class time to guide each student through active, practical, innovative applications of the course principles.