Post Tagged with: "Flipped classroom"

Taking Modern Pedogogy into the Large Classroom

Marc Sprague-Piercy, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry The current thinking in pedagogy is moving away from the traditional classroom model. In the traditional classroom for large classes of undergraduates there is a clear plan. The students are given a series of readings that are to be done before or after the class, there are 3 or so hours of lecture a week, and then there are two to three […]

Read More

Using Science to Inform Evidence-Based Practices – The Role of Flipped Classrooms

Emily Kan, Department of Psychological Science At universities across the world, student researchers work for hours to uncover new scientific discoveries. After months and years of hard work, they finally see the fruits of their labor – successfully publishing an article in a top-tier journal. Yet, publishing in a scientific journal is not the ultimate goal. At least, it shouldn’t be. Has our research impacted practice or policy? Is our […]

Read More

How to Increase Student Reading in the English Classroom

Nathan Dean Allison, Department of English In one of her numerous Faculty Focus articles, Maryellen Weimer notes, “On any given day only 20 to 30 percent of the students arrive at class having done the reading.” This data would be somewhat unsettling in classrooms that employ the ‘sage on a stage’ model of instruction. But, it is even more distressing in flipped classrooms. What’s the instructor of a flipped classroom […]

Read More

Flipped Classrooms and Second Language Acquisition

Alejandra Castellanos, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Tell me and I will forget; teach me and I will remember; involve me and I will learn Chinese proverb At the end of a first week in intermediate Spanish, a student emailed me complaining that she wasn’t learning. My teaching style, using the flipped classroom, was certainly not helping her. To illustrate, this consisted of students studying grammar at home and practicing […]

Read More

Flipped Classrooms and Active Learning for Students Success in Language Acquisition

Gilberto Nuñez, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Nowadays the way of teaching has changed due to new technology. Whereas in the past decades accessing information required more time, now everything is immediate, which has made the work of the educator different. For this reason (and others), educators should think of new ways to use classrooms more effectively. They must change from teaching-centered to learner-centered. Importance of Active Learning in the […]

Read More

The Changing Role of University STEM Teaching in the Internet Era

Chris Persichilli, PhD, Department of Physics & Astronomy The Problem These are unstable times. The insurgence of the Internet into all facets of modern life has had a transformative impact on every industry, whether they like it or not. Education is no exception, of course; and with the continued reduction in barriers to knowledge brought on by the information age, there are questions about the role and utility of traditional university […]

Read More

Student-Centered Course Design Improves Learning Outcomes in Biology

Andra Ionescu Tucker, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior Biology courses, particularly for first year college students, are taught in a traditional lecture format at most research universities. As a teaching assistant for such a class, I have observed how easy it is for students to disengage and how challenging it is for them to decipher complex topics. Recent studies indicate that putting the focus on student learning, as opposed to […]

Read More

Applying Best Practices to Online Classrooms

Colin McLaughlin-Alcock, Department of Anthropology Educators are increasingly recognizing the value of active learning and other best practice strategies which allow students to take ownership of their own education. One domain which remains resistant to active learning, however, is the online classroom (Germain). In this article, I present suggestions for building best practice strategies into online pedagogy. Building a Learning Community Students are more likely to succeed if they feel […]

Read More