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Dr. Matthew Stoltzfus Lecture-"Flipping the General Chemistry Classroom."

Event Type
1005 Beckman Institute
Mar 27, 2013   3:00 pm  
Dr. Matthew Stoltzfus, Ohio State University
Originating Calendar
Beckman Main Calendar

The 'flipped' classroom has received much attention recently among educators as an innovative method to improve instruction in order to make the classroom more student-centered (Bergman and Sams, 2009; Morgan, 2011; Overmeyer, 2010). In brief, the flipped classroom makes use of video/screen capturing technology to capture content rich lectures, making them student homework. As a result, formal lecture time in the classroom is drastically reduced, allowing a more active learning environment consisting of demonstrations, problem-based learning, critical thinking etc. to be introduced without sacrificing precious instructional time to lecturing. The flipped classroom is not a specific prescriptive methodology to teaching; instead, flipping the classroom is focused on the learning activities that occur in the classroom beyond traditional lecture. The flipped classroom discussed in this presentation was implemented in large (N > 300) university lecture classes. The aim of this presentation is to discuss best practices and challenges of implementing the 'flipped' classroom in general chemistry and how to administer a "flipped" chemistry classroom at the high school or university level.

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