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Teaching: Assessing Flipped Course Failure: Part 2

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Teaching: Assessing Flipped Course Failure: Part 1

The failed flipping experience analyzed. Read More…
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Teaching: A Failed Flip

A report on a well-intentioned effort…. Read More…
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Teaching: Flipping the Baby?

Flipping a course is a radical step for anyone who has relied on the traditional lecture approach for years -- actually, for decades. Because I have taught a few online and hybrid course, moving lectures online is not a concern. What is troubling me is the prospect of giving up a somewhat successful (albeit idiosyncratic) instructional tool I’ve relied on over the past few years -- the “Discussion Forum,” or “DFs”. Read More…
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Teaching: Practicing my Kingsfield Retort

It is clear that flipping my American government course will work only if I alter my assumptions and expectations about student preparation for class sessions. The “unflipped” me is pretty cynical when it comes to student preparation -- and perhaps this has been a self-fulfilling prophesy since I’ve always organized my syllabus on the assumption that unless there is some incentive in place (e.g., the threat of a quiz) most students do not bother reading the text until the night before an exam -- and even then you wonder if they actually went beyond skimming through the chapters or assigned readings. Obviously, for in-class discussions and other activities to work, I will have to assume otherwise. Read More…
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Teaching: The Flipping Challenge

As I contemplate posting my course syllabus for the coming semester, the central question I face is whether a college-level American government course can be "flipped". Read More…
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