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Assisting teaching staff through PD to adopt a flipped classroom approach in new learning spaces - Pauline Porcaro

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Pauline Porcaro
14 January 2013

I work in academic development at RMIT in Melbourne. We have recently moved into a new building, consisting entirely of learning spaces. Some teaching staff have embraced the move, others are reluctant to move from traditional teaching styles. My challenge this year is to coerce this move through a range of PD. THE CHALLENGE - for teaching staff to adopt a flipped classroom approach in our NGLS. HOPES - to inspire and motivate teaching staff to experiment with the flipped classroom approach in order to engage students and increase their learning. HOW - to develop a series of inspirational PD sessions both online and f2f The PEDAGOGY - I hope to develop some experiential learning opportunities where teaching staff will be immersed in the chosen pedagogy and experience it first hand. The TECHNOLOGY - this is open to discussion but perhaps a WIki to share stories, PebblePad e portfolios for reflections, Collaborate for online synchronous learning

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Doug Holton
1:52am 19 January 2013

For what it's worth here are some notes on flipping the classroom, more about the technology side though (since covering active learning and other types of face to face activities would be too much).  (this url is only temporary until I can make a new site)


Pauline Porcaro
6:03am 19 January 2013

Hi Doug, thanks so much for your link, it looks great! I'll have a good look at it and perhaps share it with some colleagues if that is ok? Cheers and thanks again, Pauline

Diane Goodman
7:33am 27 January 2013

Hi Pauline

I have been interested in the Flipped Classroom for a year or two and found this blog post very interesting in the light of my experiences working with teachers re the pedagogical benefits for flipping content and learning activities. Most experienced teachers will modify any learnt/acquired model to suit the needs of their learners and the learning process and when kind of evolution happens, real shifts occur in learning. 

I guess this is the point that Shelley Wright makes. Even though the title of the post appears negative, the post elaborates on a valuable journey by both teacher and learners, that began with the Flipped Classroom model

Why I Gave Up Flipped Instruction


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