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Abstract Title: Oops, I think I've Flipped my Classroom
Abstract: Flipped classrooms, as best advocated by Sal Khan and Bill Gates, are attracting an increasing amount of media and research attention because of how they reshape learning boundaries. Flipped classrooms invert the conventional instruction-script: information transfer is done at home instead of in class and 'homework' problems and in-depth activities are done in class. Instead of 'transferring information' in class, instructors use their expertise to help students make meaning of the content and make connections between new and prior knowledge.

We report on a first implementation of a flipped classroom by two experienced college instructors that devote part of their time to science education research. Yet, both struggled with the shift in instructional roles and boundaries. Beyond the learning gains and student engagement in class, both instructors felt that something else had flipped throughout the process: their own understanding of teaching...
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Michael Dugdale
John Abbott College
21275 Lakeshore Road
Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Non U.S. H9X 3L9
Phone: (514) 457-6610 X 5888
and Co-Presenter(s)
Dr. Nathaniel Lasry, John Abbott College
Dr. Elizabeth Charles, Dawson College