Experimental ‘Flipped’ teaching method comes to Athens

Athens will host in March a weeklong training seminar on the Flipped Classroom teaching method, an EU project bringing together teachers from five countries on future teaching methods.

The Flipped Classroom method is an experimental new teaching technique, similar to those adopted in northern European countries, that allows for the different pace of learning among students by using video and online materials. The project has been funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ program.  

Italy’s Glocal Factory will run the training at AKEP (Tsiller 61, Athens) in English. Twelve teachers will attend from five European countries (Spain, Norway, Poland, Croatia and Romania).

Greek teachers and trainers can also take part in the course running from March 11 to 17 at a discounted rate of 200 euros per person. There is a limited number of positions.

Glocal Factory chose Athens from a list of European capitals for the training after having successfully tested the method at schools in the Greek capital.

“Education is among the areas fast changing as technologies evolve and this method takes this into consideration. The Flipped Classroom project switches around traditional teaching methods between teachers and students and is in line with learning techniques adopted in many northern European schools,” said Glocal Factory President Attilio Orecchio.

Those interested in participating in the training can call the Academy of Entrepreneurship (AKEP) on +210 3313690 or contact Alessandro Carbone at