Foster Active Learning through Flipped Classroom
Flipped classroom is a new pedagogical method which consists of assigned materials that students learn at their own time prior to attending classes when they participate in group activities which is reverse from traditional teaching and learning approaches. Participating students will learn from online materials prepared by their teachers and assisted by a research assistant for one topic as a pilot study. To consolidate students’ knowledge and to promote interactions, students would also apply their recent acquired knowledge to solve problems in groups in classes so that they could learn from each other and to seek support from the teacher if necessary. This project involves colleagues across faculties and units. The initial results show the very encouraging feedback from students. 60% of them agreed that flipped classroom has enhanced their problem-solving and planning capabilities, as they could devote more time to the active class discussion after learning from assigned online materials outside of the classroom.