Presentation Title

Increasing Student Success in Stem Using a Flipped Class Pedagogy

Faculty Mentor

Jared Ashcroft

Start Date

23-11-2019 8:45 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 9:30 AM

Location

42

Session

poster 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

Active learning or other known as a “flipped class”, involves students in control of learning the material rather than passively listening to a professor’s lecture. According to research conducted by Dr. Lynch of Pearson Ed, active learning proved to be more effective in comparison to the traditional lecture based curriculum. Students tend to be more engaged in their learning process and the material learned is more lasting and durable. In the flipped Chemistry class at Pasadena City College, the students got to collaborate with one another to do creative projects like the Thermochemistry story to help them understand the topic of thermodynamics. Similarly, they got to write Salinity Lab report which consisted of finding the salinity of seawater, chloride and phosphate contents of water. The labs were conducted in groups but the final product was obtained separately by each student. In flipped biology courses, students got to explore living organisms, their structure and function through working in groups. Rather than focusing on testing student’s memorization skills, active learning focuses on helping the student collaborate with others to understand the topics rather than simply memorize them. The following research was conducted through surveys where the subjects were told that their identity would remain anonymous to ensure that the responses are genuine and as accurate as possible. The classes that make up the sample size include flipped and non-flipped version in each course in its respective subject. This research strongly supports the argument where flipped courses are much more beneficial to the student as opposed to the traditional non-flipped course.

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Increasing Student Success in Stem Using a Flipped Class Pedagogy

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Active learning or other known as a “flipped class”, involves students in control of learning the material rather than passively listening to a professor’s lecture. According to research conducted by Dr. Lynch of Pearson Ed, active learning proved to be more effective in comparison to the traditional lecture based curriculum. Students tend to be more engaged in their learning process and the material learned is more lasting and durable. In the flipped Chemistry class at Pasadena City College, the students got to collaborate with one another to do creative projects like the Thermochemistry story to help them understand the topic of thermodynamics. Similarly, they got to write Salinity Lab report which consisted of finding the salinity of seawater, chloride and phosphate contents of water. The labs were conducted in groups but the final product was obtained separately by each student. In flipped biology courses, students got to explore living organisms, their structure and function through working in groups. Rather than focusing on testing student’s memorization skills, active learning focuses on helping the student collaborate with others to understand the topics rather than simply memorize them. The following research was conducted through surveys where the subjects were told that their identity would remain anonymous to ensure that the responses are genuine and as accurate as possible. The classes that make up the sample size include flipped and non-flipped version in each course in its respective subject. This research strongly supports the argument where flipped courses are much more beneficial to the student as opposed to the traditional non-flipped course.