Flipping the classroom in an engineering design unit

Scott Wordley, Lim Jen Nee, Matt Taylor, Ashlee Pearson

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Flipped learning is the inversion of activities which traditionally take place in and outside of the classroom. Rather than attend a physical classroom to hear content delivered in a lecture, students review this material in a video or written format prior to in-class activities. Short online quizzes are commonly used to ensure basic comprehension of this pre-class material. Valuable face-to-face class time can then be utilised for more active learning, where students attempt problems with the assistance of their peers and the teaching staff. The switch to this teaching model in a second year engineering design unit was motivated by a desire to increase student learning, engagement and satisfaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference: AAEE2016
Subtitle of host publicationCoffs Harbour, Australia, 4-7 December, 2016
PublisherSouthern Cross University
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAAEE - Annual Conference of Australasian Association for Engineering Education 2016 - Coffs Harbour, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20167 Dec 2016
Conference number: 27th


ConferenceAAEE - Annual Conference of Australasian Association for Engineering Education 2016
Abbreviated titleAAEE 2016
CityCoffs Harbour
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