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How to Flip a Classroom and Land on your Feet
Thu 7 July 2016, 10:00 – 16:30 BST
On the 7th July Coventry University's Academic Development team partnered with the DMLL will be hosting Carl Reidsema and Lydia Kavanagh, Associate Professors from University of Queensland, who invite you to come and share your questions and your expertise at this interactive 'flipped' workshop.
This workshop would benefit:
All staff interested in flipped learning approaches; Academic Staff, Learning Technologists, Librarians
The aims of the day are to:
The aims of the flipped workshop are to:
- Explore the variety of understandings of and approaches to flipping the classroom – let's demystify the pedagogy
- Use a systems approach to collaboratively design a flipped class instance – learn about flipped classrooms by being part of one
- Start to build a library of tools and resources to support flipped classrooms
- Connect with others interested in this field - begin a community of practice
Whether you have already started flipping your classroom, are beginning to plan for such a move or just want to know what its all about, we think that you will gain something from this workshop.
In the spirit of the flipped approach there will be a small amount of preparatory work which will be sent to you approx one week prior to the 7th July.
About Associate Professor Lydia Kavanagh, PhD Qld
Since returning to academia from industry in 1998, Lydia has become a leader in engineering education and has used her background as a professional engineer to design both curricula and courses for active learning by combining real-world projects and specialist knowledge. She has had a significant impact on the delivery of UQ's undergraduate engineering program through creative new teaching pedagogies including the Flipped Classroom, innovative authentic approaches to assessment, and the introduction of multi-disciplinary courses. As Director of First Year Engineering, Lydia is also responsible for a significant program of extra-curricular transition support for first year students. Lydia's work was recognised with a national Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011 and she has led and participated in Carrick/ ALTC/ OLT projects on teamwork, online learning, curriculum innovation (2x), preparing students for first year engineering, and Flipped Classrooms.
About Dr Carl A Reidsema, PhD, Newcastle (NSW)
Associate Professor Carl Reidsema, University of Queensland is a mechanical design engineer with over 12 years industry experience. Beginning his academic career at the University of New South Wales in 2001, he led the Faculty development of the first hands-on active learning team based first year common course in engineering design ”ENGG1000 - Engineering Design and Innovation” involving over 1100 students. In 2010 he was appointed to the position of Director of Teaching and Learning for the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Queensland where he then led the successful development of the Flipped Classroom model for integrating theory with design practice in a first year engineering design course ”ENGG1200 – Engineering Modelling and Problem Solving” with over 1,200 students.
Dr Reidsema’s work is centred around the notion of Transformational Change in Higher Education which is reflected by his success in securing grants and industry funding for research and development in this area exceeding $3M including a 2008 Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Project ”Design based curriculum reform” and the 2013 Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Project ”Radical transformation: re-imagining engineering education through flipping the classroom in a global learning partnership” partnering with Stanford, Purdue, Pittsburgh, Sydney and RMIT universities. He has received numerous nominations and awards for teaching including the UNSW Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2006 and has over 60 peer-reviewed publications in engineering education and design. He is regularly invited to speak on the topic of transformational change and innovative curriculum at Universities and Industry events.
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