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Paving the road for flipped teaching in Spanish universities

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posted on 27.04.2018, 09:55 authored by M. Carmen Gonzalez-Cruz, Rosario Vinoles-Cebolla, Pablo Ballesteros-Perez, Jose Luis Fuentes-Bargues
Spanish university lecturers have traditionally spent most of their contact time with students explaining theory in the classroom. Once the theoretical contents have been presented, lecturers demonstrate (with little or no student participation) several reinforcing examples and practical exercises. Student involvement only occurs when they are asked to perform a series of tasks and exercises after the lesson and generally outside the classroom. Active learning methodologies have been proven to significantly enhance the teaching-learning process, and fortunately, Spanish universities are increasingly promoting these approaches. Among these active learning methodologies, flip teaching is one of the most frequently adopted teaching strategies. However, the introduction of flip teaching poses challenges and requires a radical change of mentality from lecturers and students. To succeed, participants must abandon former work habits and work on the theoretical concepts outside the classroom, while significantly increasing the degree of interaction inside and outside the classroom. Lecturers must spearhead this process of change, but success can only be achieved with student involvement. This paper shows how flip teaching was implemented in a subject within the MSc in Project Management course at the Universitat Politècnica de València. Emphasis is given to active teaching strategy and the three basic components on which it relies: students, faculty, and the teaching learning methodology. Results and conclusions extend the discussion and provides some guidelines on facilitating the (necessary) adoption of this and other active learning methodologies in Spanish universities.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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International Technology, Education and Development Conference INTED2017: 11TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

Pages

4883 - 4889

Citation

GONZALEZ-CRUZ, M.C. ...et al., 2017. Paving the road for flipped teaching in Spanish universities. IN: M.C. Gonzalez-Cruz, R. Vinoles-Cebolla, P. Ballesteros-Perez, J.L. Fuentes-Bargues (2017) PAVING THE ROAD FOR FLIPPED TEACHING IN SPANISH UNIVERSITIES, INTED2017 Proceedings, pp. 4883-4889.

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

01/03/2017

Publication date

2017

Notes

This is a conference paper

ISBN

9788461784912

ISSN

2340-1079

Language

en

Location

Valencia