373250 No Exams, No Graded Homework, No Lectures: Adventures in Active Learning, Peer Instruction, and Flipping the Classroom

Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 3:15 PM
M105 (Marriott Marquis Atlanta)
Daniel Lepek, Department of Chemical Engineering, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

In an effort to completely engage students during a semester-long course on “Heat and Mass Transfer”, multiple active learning and peer instruction pedagogical approaches were implemented.  Examples of these approaches include: online textbook annotations, reflection activities, and student response systems.  By minimizing lectures and encouraging learning through peer instruction, a quasi-flipped classroom environment was achieved.  In this talk, I will outline how I transformed my classroom from a passive environment to one that actively engages students through peer-based instruction.  Suggestions and recommendations will be provided to those instructors seeking to transform their classrooms into dynamic learning environments.

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