Instead, my teaching is now dictated by efforts to create teaching materials that students can explore on their own, engineering opportunities that will allow them to decide how they will engage with the materials, and using the time during class sessions for discussion and dialog as well as moving forward on problems and projects. As I have started on-line teaching over the last several years, this mode of teaching has brought forth much more enjoyable outcomes for both students and teachers. I have started importing these techniques and modes of interaction into my traditional classroom teaching. As I have done this, I have realized that these ideas are similar to what is being described elsewhere as ‘flipped classroom,’ i.e., instead of using the classroom time for delivering instruction, it can be used for interaction and dialog.
- Purao, S., M. Sein, H. Nilsen, E. 2016. Larsen. Setting the Pace: Experiments with Keller’s PSI. IEEE Transactions on Education. Forthcoming.