Flipped classroom learning in a first-year undergraduate engineering course
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Khoo, E. G. L., Peter, M., Scott, J. B., & Round, W. H. (2018). Flipped classroom learning in a first-year undergraduate engineering course. Presented at the EMedia + Innovate Learning 2018, Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Flipped classrooms support student-centred learning and are increasingly being adopted in institutions of higher learning worldwide. This paper is a report on the findings of a two-year funded project conducted on the impact of adopting a flipped classroom approach on first-year undergraduate engineering students’ learning in a New Zealand university. A designbased methodology was adopted to allow for five iterative course refinements. Data collected through student achievement data, surveys, focus group interviews, observations and video analytics of student video-watching behaviour indicated a significant improvement in students’ learning and that they valued the flipped course components such as the lecturercreated instructional videos, in-class problem-solving exercises and continuous assessment in supporting their learning. However not all students prefer learning through this approach and more scaffolding is needed for first-year students to take up responsibility for their own learning. Implications for practice are offered.
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