A year of flipped classrooms at Phelma
Categorie(s) : Education, News
Published : 2 December 2019
A first-year electronics course at Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Phelma engineering school has been taught using a “flipped classroom” approach for a year now. The goal was to find more time in the curriculum for students to play an active role in their learning. The initiative was put forward by
Fanny Poinsotte and Nicolas Ruty, who spent a substantial amount of time creating videos explaining the theoretical aspects of the approach, promoting them, and creating the lesson plans.
The feedback from both students and faculty has been positive. The atmosphere in the classroom is pleasant and promotes interaction. The students are motivated and are making progress faster. Faculty have more bandwidth to identify students who may be struggling and offer them extra support.
In terms of grades, students in flipped classrooms did better than those in conventional classrooms, and the difference is significant, at 0.8 points on a scale of 20.