Flipping the engineering classroom: course & class design for student learning
In a flipped learning environment, direct instruction is offered outside of class, and class time is used to engage students in collaborative and hands on activities. Flipped learning has been used in a range of engineering sub-disciplines to optimize the learning environment for problem-based learning and for theoretical instruction. But how do you implement a flipped structure into your own teaching? What are possibilities for in and out of class activities? In this session, participants will be introduced to the flipped lesson structure, view an example flipped module from an experienced flipped instructor, and consider in and out-of-class activities in the engineering context.
By the end of this session, faculty will be able to:
- Recognize key characteristics of flipped course design
- Describe examples of pre- and in-class learning activities that can be used to engage students in the flipped classroom
- Consider how a course concept you currently instruct could be redesigned using a flipped model
- Provide feedback to colleagues about proposed changes to their course design.