Teaching IDEAS: Flipping your classroom

The Duke Graduate School’s annual series of Teaching IDEAS workshops will be hosting a session on Flipping Your Classroom on Monday, September 16, from 12:00—1:30 in Perkins 217.  The presenter will be Barbi Honeycutt, Director of Graduate Professional Development and Teaching Programs, The Graduate School; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education; and founder of Flip It Consulting, LLC.

Most learning environments are structured around the person doing the talking. The energy and focus are directed towards the person at the front of the room. In this type of environment, the instructor starts planning by asking the question, “What am I going to talk about?” But in a flipped environment, this structure is reversed. The participants are the focus. In this type of environment, the instructor starts planning by asking the question, “What do the participants need to do?” This fundamental shift in the question changes the whole dynamic of the learning environment. In this session, the FLIP means to “Focus on your Learners by Involving them in the Process.”

You can preregister for the event at this site.   There will also be a Graduate School Teaching IDEAS workshop on Effective Use of Clickers on September 26th.

Randy Riddle

Author: Randy Riddle

Randy A. Riddle consults with faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences on integrating technology into teaching. He has been a CIT consultant since 2000. His professional interests include e-learning, social networking, online productivity tools, video and multimedia, and visualization. Randy’s current work includes management of the CIT’s Faculty Fellows program, consulting on Coursera course design and exploring areas such as e-textbook authoring. His other interests outside of work include restoration of vintage recording formats and broadcasting and film history. He volunteers for the Old Time Radio Researchers Group and maintains an ongoing blog on radio history research.