HEI is enthusiastic to shine a spotlight on the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) project, “Exploring Faculty Attitudes and Strategies that Support Successful Flipped Teaching” (IFLIP). IFLIP is NSF funded and seeks to examine faculty experiences in designing, implementing, and refining “flipped” teaching in STEM courses at SIUE and St. Louis Community College (STLCC). As the project explains, “Flipped teaching is an instructional practice where traditional teaching is reversed, with instruction occurring outside of class time, allowing classroom time to be focused on the application of content.”
Over the last three years, the IFLIP team has been working with 24 STEM faculty members to implement a flipped teaching model in their classrooms. The overall goals of this project are as follows:
- Provide professional development to 24 faculty members to obtain competency in flipped teaching.
- Examine faculty perceptions, attitudes, and intentions towards flipped teaching.
- Examine similarities and differences between a two-year and a four-year institution to develop a successful flipped teaching implementation model that is applicable across institutions.
- Institutionalize flipped teaching through a network of peer experts.
- Widely disseminate the flipped teaching implementation model and learning materials.
A wealth of knowledge and insight has stemmed from this project. Click here to read about IFLIP.