Innovative learning practice through active participation
For the DMLL, flipped learning means learning through active participation and skills development supported by carefully curated learning experiences that maximise the contact time available with students. We believe in the power of learning technologies to support student engagement, but that learning should be driven by experiences, not necessarily by the technologies available.
Flipped learning is more than the recording of lectures for dissemination online. We see flipped learning as a connected and collaborative approach based on self organised learning environments and problem based activities. Flipped learning should bring together the best of educational technology, with playfulness, subject-specific problems, collaboration with students and the sharing of knowledge between the staff, student, and peers.
Why Beyond Flipped?
Through carefully curated educational experiences which maximise on the best of face-to-face and online teaching methods, flipped learning can provide a rich educational environment that challenges students to explore new concepts and develop innovative solutions to a range of problems.
Flipped learning should practice the application of knowledge to real-world issues and simulated scenarios, supporting the development of capable, adaptable, and curious graduates with the skills needed to thrive and succeed upon completion of their studies.
“SPRINT was a real eye opener. It’s a great method for challenging dogmatic and tried and trusted thinking in a safe space, to produce ideas and strategies outside the box in quick time. I can certainly see multiple applications in improving the student experience“
Dr. Keith Grey on the Coventry University SPRINT
A carefully curated flipped learning environment facilitates students development of Self Organised Learning Environments, enhancing the skills needed to become life long learners able to adapt and change as new opportunities and challenges arise.