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Flipping the Syllabus

Most courses are implicitly built upon a system of minimizing point losses, thereby placing an emphasis on what students do NOT know. Envision a system that instead puts the focus on demonstrated mastery of what students DO know. Professor John Boyer and Katie Pritchard will share their positive point accrual system that has evolved into a very successful pedagogical approach adopted in various-sized classrooms. It is a particularly effective approach for very large classrooms (1000+) where individual student needs and scheduling can make a one-size-fits-all syllabus very impractical. They will share a broad range of ideas for student demonstrations of mastery and work with participants to explore how this approach can be adapted to their particular domain and course characteristics.


Category Faculty Learning Day 2012
Speaker Prof. John Boyer
Miss Katie Pritchard
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