Guest Editorial: Flipped Classrooms in STEM

BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT

What does a traditional engineering classroom look like? Students sitting down in rows listening to the professor giving a lecture. There may be a question every so often, a bit of discussion, or feedback from the professor on student work. Every week, students may get a “problem set” assigned as homework, which they will often struggle to complete, alone or in collaboration. And what does a flipped classroom look like? Students come prepared after reading or watching a video (their “homework”), and the class meeting with the professor is inquiry-based and interactive, allowing for assimilation of knowledge through group-based problem-solving. This new form of blended learning is gaining support not only from avant-garde teachers, but from learning researchers as well….

 

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Lorena A. Barba

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