In this session we will explore the flipped-class model in a lab setting. Participants will experience the process, workshop a sample, and learn how this can enhance students’ experience through distributing workload and facilitating student-led learning.
Labs typically require step-by-step processes that need to be closely adhered to. Generally, the professor or a teaching assistant demonstrates the lab, and then the students follow a similar procedure. If a student is late or distracted, they may not understand what is required. Incorrect procedures can even be dangerous. This workshop will introduce how a flipped classroom model can be successfully implemented into a lab-based course. This method improves student engagement by allowing students to engage more critically with the lab material, enabling them to ask higher-level questions and grasp the wider context of the lab. Additionally, it ensures students are more likely to be prepared for labs, frees up valuable lab time to allow professors to schedule more complex lab tasks and projects, and distributes student workload more effectively.
- Understand how to utilize the flipped-classroom model in a lab setting.
- Experience the technique from the perspective of a student.
- Create flipped-class content to ensure familiarity and comfort with the model.
- Understand the implications of the flipped lab with respect to overall course delivery.