Active Class project multiplier event for T4EU Alliance teachers
The first Transform4Europe International Conference-Hackathon for the Innovative Teaching and Learning Methods in Higher Education was held at Vytautas Magnus University on October 24th-27th, 2022. On the last day of the conference, on October 27, the “Active class” project and its results were presented to the participants. Project focuses on the flipped classroom methodology and its application to students’ engagement in online and/or blended learning. The project researchers, dr. Estela Daukšienė, dr. Giedrė Tamoliūnė and dr. Daiva Urmonienė, not only presented the theoretical principles of ‘flipped learning’ but also shared examples and recommendations for the learning organisation following flipped class methodology. After the theoretical presentations, some of the conference participants engaged in practical workshops and group work, where they applied the new knowledge and reflected on their own courses. Workshop participants identified topics they could or would like to ‘flip’, planned for additional learning materials, and planned step-by-step pre-class, in-class and post-class learning activities to help students master the topic. In addition, lecturers were introduced to digital tools that can support, facilitate and engage learners while delivering courses online.
Discussions and reflections took place throughout the workshop, with the aim of encouraging teachers to share, critically evaluate and update their course learning design, and create as many opportunities as possible for active learning. All participants enjoyed the opportunity to learn from colleagues, to get to know their good practices, to work in interdisciplinary groups, and to get useful insights from colleagues.
The event summarised the products developed in the “Active class: Activating students in online classes” project, and validating the quality, applicability and relevance of the products for higher education teachers.
You can access the following results that were developed within the project framework:
- Flipped classroom e-methodology, available here.
- Teacher training material, available here
- Demo scenarios (examples of how to ‘flip’ a traditional subject), available here
- Examples of good practices, available here
The multiplier event was organised in the framework of the Erasmus+ project “Activating Students in Online Classes”, No. 2020-1-PL01-KA226-HE-096358.