To Flip Or Not To Flip - Discover the flipped classroom methodology

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To flip or not to flip? That is the question! Let’s walk together this path: how does flipped learning works? How to adopt this approach in teaching day life?

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Requirements: There are no prerequisites to take this course, even if previous experience in didactics and teaching will be helpful.


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What you'll learn on the course

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Flipped classroom
Flipped learning

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What is flipped learning? According to the Flipped Learning Network, it is a “pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.”
In this MOOC you will have the chance to:

  • learn the basics about flipped classroom;
  • explore some shared experiences and identify key issues;
  • start thinking about how to try it out in your course, using also the set of tools we will provide you with, and - why not – any useful open resource you find online.
The MOOC is enriched by many testimonies coming from international experiences at University level, with a special focus on STEM subjects.

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The MOOC is organized in 4 weeks. You’ll have the chance to choose among three different levels of involvement, even if there is no explicit distinction in the contents, considering the effort you may put in it: reading and viewing, communication and production paths are available.
Week 0 is an introduction to the MOOC, its structure and the main subject we are dealing with.
From week 1 to week 4 you’ll find the core part of the MOOC, the flipped classroom: you’ll start fromconcrete experiences and, through a deep reflection on them and a guided analysis of the theoretical background, you’ll reach the “hands on” part, in which you’ll have the chance to start using this approach for your own course’s design.
Finally yet importantly, there is a final section, which focuses on the pedagogical approach applied in this MOOC as a whole. This section has been designed and developed by Université Numérique Ingénierie et Technologie. In this section you’ll have the chance, as a teacher, to reflect on the overall design phase of a course, as a meta-level.
Further editions of this course are going to be activated periodically.