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

CONVERSATIONS: The Flipped Classroom

Claudia Thompson’s (College of Wooster) review article on the “flipped classroom” generated four responses, each based on personal experiences of faculty who decided to “flip” their classes. Follow the links in the titles to access each article:     Creating Significant Learning Experiences for Students (Patrik Hultberg, Kalamazoo) I began… Read More

Creating Significant Learning Experiences for Students (Patrik Hultberg, Kalamazoo)

Patrik Hultberg, Associate Professor of Economics and Coordinator of Educational Effectiveness Department of Economics and Business, Kalamazoo College I began my transition to a flipped classroom approach approximately five years ago. The initial catalysts were L. Dee Fink’s book “Creating Significant Learning Experiences,” and José Bowen’s book “Teaching Naked.” Fink’s… Read More

Breathing Life into “Dead” Languages (Elizabeth Manwell, Kalamazoo)

Elizabeth Manwell Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Classics Kalamazoo College While most who “flip” their courses are scientists or social scientists, as Claudia Thompson observes, I am one of the minority—a language instructor, who has flipped her introductory Latin and Ancient Greek courses.  As “dead” languages, Latin and Ancient Greek tend… Read More