What Did We Flip? Exploiting Technology for Students to Develop Real-world Perspectives in the Classroom

Siva KRISHNAN
Deakin University, Australia
Siva.Krishnan@deakin.edu.au

Jennifer SCHNEIDER
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Jennifer.Schneider@newcastle.edu.au

Irene MUNRO
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Irene.Munro@newcastle.edu.au

Abstract

Many higher education institutions have implemented flipped classroom models for improving student engagement in the learning process. In this paper we present our experiment "Village Pharmacy" which uses technology assisted case-based approaches for students to learn pharmaceutics and associated professional skills in context. Using an auto-ethnographic approach we collected and analysed our experiences of designing and teaching this course, reflected on peer feedback, student learning experiences and responses. We present our design, reflection and analysis of how learning unfolded in a flipped classroom and the lessons we have learnt to make improvements for the future. We believe that our reflections will be useful for academics wishing to use technology to flip the classroom for students to develop key professional skills inherent to their discipline.

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