Open Conference Systems, 10th DATTArc, 2018

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A change in Course
Larry Spry

Building: Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre
Room: AMDC506 Challenging Themes
Date: 2018-12-07 12:05 PM – 12:55 PM
Last modified: 2018-10-16


The intent of the presentation is to analyse the implementation of a different mode of delivery in regards to teaching and learning a Course in Design and Technologies at a Tertiary level. Faced with a change in the structure and content for the Masters of Education [MMET] courses for 2018 as a team we designed and created a new 7-week intensive teaching and learning program for MMET students in D&T. The course centred on the application and implementation of  “flipped classroom approach”The flipped classroom is a reversal of traditional teaching where students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture type videos, and then tutorial time we assimilate that knowledge through strategies such as problem-solving, discussion, debates and 'hands on' practical activities. In this mode of operation students have the opportunity to put the theory from the information videos/readings into practice in the tutorials and the focus on the 4S Conceptual Framework for classroom (Background basics - Williams, David (Williams, David, 2013) management that centres on 4 intersecting & dynamic domains that are considered support effective management of the learning environment ,so as to provide support for teaching D&T in the primary classroom.

The presentation explores the program structure and content, reviews MMET student engagement in the course content and highlights student outcomes for discussion and review.



Design and Technologies, teaching and learning ,Tertiary education

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