Flipped learning and the interactive classroom.

Mark Smith
13th March 2021

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Give a brief description of your work context and responsibilities, e.g. your teaching background, experience, type of organisation (e.g. FE college, ACL), subject/curriculum you teach/lead, your learners (skills level, any particular inclusion needs, age range of group, size of group)

Started teaching full time in Nov20 at an FE college, Jan21 lockdown threw me straight into remote learning and it was steep learning curve to tweak lessons to fit this new way of teaching. I teach Painting & Decorating which is predominately a practical/hands on course and this showed when delivering theory sessions. Interaction was minimal and I felt that death by PowerPoint was... more

How will you adapt activities in your teaching context to put into practice learning from the module?

A lot of my PowerPoints are made with quick links in them that direct us to the Google Classroom activities or paper based activities. This has worked well so far but then it requires time to mark this work, interactive lessons using apps like pear deck and nearpod include activities such as quizzes and polls, fill in the blanks, match the pairs etc and these are self marking as the students... more

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Curriculum Area
Construction crafts
Interactive Remote Learning Flipped learning Student Engagement Theory

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