“Flipping” a Classroom

By Jeremiah Alberg, Professor, Philosophy and Religion; Director, Center for Teaching and Learning International Christian University Tokyo, Japan Definition In this essay I offer a brief report and some evaluative remarks on my own experience of a “flipped classroom.” I found the following definition of the flipped classroom on the… Read More

Spurring Motivation to Learn (Jan Tobochnik, Kalamazoo)

Jan Tobochnik, Dow Distinguished Professor in the Natural Sciences Department of Physics, Kalamazoo College In a typical flipped classroom students are expected to watch lectures online and then class time is spent in active learning. The Physics Department at Kalamazoo College has come to the conclusion that lectures, online or… Read More

Taking Constructivism Seriously (Tom Ludwig, Hope)

Thomas Ludwig, Psychology Department, Hope College (ludwig@hope.edu) [April 3, 2017] What Is Constructivism? Constructivism is an approach to teaching and learning that emphasizes the active role of the student, claiming that students learn by constructing internal representations of the concepts and principles in a course (Piaget, 1973; Dewey, 1938; Vygotsky,… Read More