Higher Education: 4-Year
Sep 30, 2015
In this strand, participants share their experiences in the implementation of evidence-based best practices for engaging and retaining students in STEM fields as well as improving learning outcomes. Sharing practical tools and effective strategies poised for immediate uptake and adaptation in a wide range of institution types are focus of these sessions and exhibits.
Session: “What's the Flippin' Difference? The Implementation and Effectiveness of Flipped Learning”
Flipped learning involves moving passive, background instruction outside of the classroom, reserving in-class time for student-centered learning activities that fortify and support long-lasting learning. The effectiveness of flipped learning over traditional, passive, lecture-based instruction has been demonstrated in published studies for years.
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Exhibit: “The Small World Initiative: an authentic research based curriculum for undergraduate STEM education”
This exhibit will describe the Small World Initiative, a program that uses an authentic, crowd-sourced research project to create a new model for introductory science laboratory teaching and learning at the college level.