BIS Seminar: Associate Professor Pedro Isaias
Evaluation results from a Flipped Classroom initiative and Flipping Methodology proposal
The flipped classroom is regarded as a valuable approach to engage students more deeply in the learning process and as a strategy to promote active learning within the classroom. As more educators resort to it to enhance teaching and learning, it is important to assess its effectiveness and determine its pedagogical value. This presentation will examine the results of the evaluation of a flipped psychology course – PSYC1030. The evaluation process was comprised of interviews, surveys and the analysis of clickstream data. The evaluation included the students, tutors and the course creators and it highlighted the aspects that were successful and the improvements that can be made in future editions of the flipped course. Finally a methodology is proposed for the effective deployment of the flipped classroom that aims to assist educators in their efforts to flip their classrooms. The methodology comprises five core aspects: pre-class content delivery, pre-class assessment, in-class content review, classroom active learning, in-class assessment.