USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Thursday, April 9 • 11:00am - 11:45am
A Flipped Classroom in Geoscience Education

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Daniel Snyder

Teaching basic college-level geology, such as rock and mineral identification, requires hands-on learning and a great deal of individual attention. The flipped classroom paradigm, in which lectures are presented online and class time is dedicated to group activities and laboratories, thus has a particular appeal. Is a flipped classroom better suited to teaching geology than a traditional classroom? An introductory Physical Geology classroom was flipped, using a 20-30 minute online lecture to be viewed before class. Students engaged with additional hands-on activities and labs during the gained time. Learning was assessed through quizzes. Compared to a control, the flipped classroom demonstrated approximately equal achievement. The flipped classroom may be more appropriate for fully hybrid STEM classes.


Thursday April 9, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room K

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