The Duke Graduate School’s annual series of Teaching IDEAS workshops will be hosting a session on Flipping Your Classroom on Monday, September 16, from 12:00—1:30 in Perkins 217. The presenter will be Barbi Honeycutt, Director of Graduate Professional Development and Teaching Programs, The Graduate School; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education; and founder of Flip It Consulting, LLC.
Most learning environments are structured around the person doing the talking. The energy and focus are directed towards the person at the front of the room. In this type of environment, the instructor starts planning by asking the question, “What am I going to talk about?” But in a flipped environment, this structure is reversed. The participants are the focus. In this type of environment, the instructor starts planning by asking the question, “What do the participants need to do?” This fundamental shift in the question changes the whole dynamic of the learning environment. In this session, the FLIP means to “Focus on your Learners by Involving them in the Process.”