Could flipping your classroom help your students become active learners, ask questions, and engage in meaningful discussion?
If you are interested in exploring the flipped classroom model and learning about the benefits for students and educators, why not participate in the upcoming ‘How to ‘Flip’ your Classroom and Encourage Active Learning’ workshop? This workshop introduces the flipped classroom model, which inverts traditional teaching by delivering content and activities online before utilising class time for more active learning through interaction and collaboration. The workshop will share examples of flipped units across the university and explore design principles, activities, and resources that can be used to apply the model to your context.
Why all the fuss about flipping?
The changing landscape of higher education is moving towards a community of communication, collaboration, interaction, and user-created content. For many academic staff, this change has highlighted the need for alternative delivery models that improve student engagement and cater for the changing culture of learners. The NMC Horizon report: 2014 Higher Education edition (p 38) states that the flipped classroom is one year or less away from adoption. One distinct attribute of the flipped methodology is the importance placed on students gaining some prior knowledge through accessing content prior to a face-to-face session. As lecture content moves online, there is opportunity to check students’ understanding and consolidate new skills and knowledge with shorter bursts of content followed by meaningful activities and regular formative assessment.
However, this relatively new method of teaching and learning requires different levels of input from both staff and students in comparison to more traditional formats. The efficiency of the flipped classroom model depends on various elements, and for change to be successfully and sustainably implemented, evidence of successful flipped models along with guidance of how to put this into practice may help teaching staff on their journey to flipping their own classes.
Interested in the workshop?
Click on the link below to enrol in the workshop and then in the spirit of flipping, one hour’s worth of work/preparation must be completed online before joining the face-to-face workshop. Details of the pre-work will be emailed to participants one week before the workshop. We hope to see you there!
How to ‘Flip’ your Classroom and Encourage Active Learning
Thursday 26th March
10.30 am – 12.30 pm