Date and time: April 12th, 12:15 – 13:15
Location: ETH Zentrum, HG E41
Increasing interactivity – Facilitating interactive and successful learning
Cognitive science has shown that successful learning is inextricably connected to what students do with new information, rather than simply what they read or hear. This necessitates a shift in teaching to include genuine activity during classroom time. But how does one begin this shift? In this Refresh Teaching workshop, Dr. Florian Dörfler and Dr. Steven Johnson will share their experiences and strategies to support learning by increasing the level of meaningful activity in groups of various sizes.
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Handout – Interactivity ideas
Flipped Classroom – More scope for classroom teaching via flexible transmission of knowledge
April 14, 12:15 – 13:15, HG E 41
Experience at ETH and other universities is showing that the “flipped classroom” approach to teaching has advantages over the traditional lecture. The idea of the flipped classroom is that students acquire the knowledge content of the course in advance via independent study (the “flip”) so that time in the classroom can be used for consolidation and generally interactive activities. For the independent study phase students are given access to videos and other digital technologies, with flexibility as to how and when they use them.
In the classroom faculty and assistants can monitor the learning process more closely. Here the physical teaching space also plays an important role, and moveable furniture can also aid group work and other interactive phases. At this session faculty will report on their own experience of the flipped classroom and how it contributed to the development of their teaching.
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