Assessing the Intent, Implementation and Impact of a Flipped Learning Session

Nicola Stevens
1st December 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)

Teach A level maths to 16-18 year olds who are taking the course alongside a BTEC Level 3 in engineering. Groups tend to be of 10-20 learners, who all have at least a grade 7 at GCSE

How did you use the learning from this/these module(s) (briefly describe the learning context, with a focus on The Digital Teacher)

I used the 3 Is as outlined in this module, Intent, Implementation and Impact, to design a blended learning session on Correlation for my first year A level maths students. I wanted to make use of several digital tools that would engage different learners and appeal to their learning styles, and support the students through their independent leaning on the topic. This is a topic that they will... more

How did you adapt/modify activities and/or resources for your context providing alternative approaches with specific reference to The Digital Teacher practices?

Implementation - lesson is set out in the Class Notebook within Microsoft Team as a series of tasks and activities. I added it to the Content Library section as this means that students can all view the content, but cannot edit or accidentally delete it. The Class Notebook page includes an external link to a website to learn the definition of bivariate data, snapshots from the textbook to... more

Provide any examples of any new approaches tested out.

I have been creating 'independent lessons' in this way since September, but I haven't specifically used the 3 Is to inform my planning and reflection before. The tasks and resources linked within the Class Notebook aren't new to me or the students, but I see this as a positive as the learners are becoming comfortable with this style of learning. A level maths is difficult so... more

What worked well, or did not work so well? How would you approach the activity/use the resource differently next time?

Impact - learner can recap old knowledge without using valuable classroom time. Learners who didn't cover this thoroughly at GCSE level due to covid can rewatch as many times as they need to until they feel confident. Learners are prepped for the next parts of the course where we introduce a calculation for correlation. This is more difficult conceptually and better suited to face-to-face... more

How did the learning from the module(s) impact on the quality of the learning experience?

This is an approach to flipped learning that I've bene exploring since September and have started to collaborate with other A level maths teachers. We can collaborate to share the planning load, meaning we create more purposeful and specific activities as appropriate, as we have more time to do it

How have you initiated strategic change/quality improvement in relation to The Digital Teacher, eg at a peer, department, organisational, regional, national level)?

This is an approach to flipped learning that I've bene exploring since September and have started to collaborate with other A level maths teachers. We can collaborate to share the planning load, meaning we create more purposeful and specific activities as appropriate, as we have more time to do it. The approach has proven to be popular with staff and students, due to the flexibility in all... more

What will be your next step in bringing about further change?

The next step is to work with colleagues across the Engineering BTEC to start working with students in this way. The students already like to learn in this way, but their BTEC units don't necessarily include this flipped element in their delivery. It would be well suited to some of the course that involve a lot of content being delivered that then needs to be analysed, assessed and... more

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Level
Level 3
Keywords
flipped classroom Flipped learning Blended Learning microsoft teams class notebook level 3 Engineering Maths intent implementation Impact 3 Is

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