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Active Learning in the Flipped Classroom

University of Linköpings (Sweden)
03th - 7th December 2018

From the 3th to the 7th of December 2018 at the University of Linköpings (Linköping, Sweden) was hold TOT courses "Active Learning in the Flipped Classroom" of the ERASMUS+ CBHE PROJECT # 585760-EPP-1-2017-1-AM-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP “CHANGE IN CLASSROOM: PROMOTING INNOVATIVE TEACHING & LEARNING TO ENHANCE STUDENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE IN EASTERN PARTNERSHIP COUNTRIES”, PRINTeL. The course was offered by Didacticum, the Teaching Staff Development Center at Linköping University, Sweden.

This training includes 5 modules:

  1. Introduction to the course and workshop in an Active Learning Classroom
  2. Designing inside class activities
  3. Preparing outside class material
  4. Designing a flipped classroom course
  5. Presentation

Charnavokaja Alena PhD of Economic Sciences, Head of Department of Accounting, Analyses and Audit (Economic faculty) and Mikhalchuk Natallia, Assistant of professor of Department of Accounting, Analyses and Audit (Economic faculty) presented Brest State Technical University. They worked together in the same group (module 3, module 4, module 5). They worked together in the same group with Vahram Muradyan and Mery Ghazaryan, National Polytechnic University of Armenia (module 1), Vahram Muradyan and Mery Ghazaryan, National Polytechnic University of Armenia, Gor Aleksanyan and Serob Khachatryan, Yerevan State University (module 2).

Module 1.

Introduction to the course and workshop in an Active Learning Classroom

Janerik Lundquist Professor PRINTeL Coordinator, Linköping University

Peter Dalenius Deputy Manager Didacticum, TSDC at Linköping University

Per Sanden, Environmental science

3th of December

Janerik Lundquist and Peter Dalenius presented topic about LiU and Didacticum, Course syllabus, Course schedule and Practical information, held Presentation of course team. participants introduced themselves.

Then Janerik Lundquist  and Peter Dalenius summarized the results of a preliminary survey of the participants of group, which they filled out a week before the training.

Then was presented topic about Digital Pedagogical Competence, was told about Technology-Enhanced Teaching Self-Assessment Tool (TET-SAT) Developed as a part of the MENTEP project 2015-2018, financed by Erasmus+, wich helps teachers:

Participants took part in the discussion on TET-SAT statements  using tool Mentimeter,  response system to collect initial reaction.

Peter Dalenius outlined the concept of active learning, its content characteristics: students are involved in more than listening; less emphasis is placed on transmitting information and more on developing students' skills; students are involved in higher-order thinking (analysis, synthesis, evaluation); students are engaged in activities (e.g., reading, discussing, writing); greater emphasis is placed on students' exploration of their own attitudes and values.

Participants then did individual and group exercises: filled out Active Learning Worksheet (individual) and placed the different techniques on the Active Learning Grid (group).

Per Sanden Environmental science has laid out material on the use of various active methods: Statistics (video lecture and reading, large group seminar (60 students), students in groups of 6-8, Online quizzes, computer exercises) and another.

Module 2.

Designing inside class activities

Lasse Alfredsson, ISY

Lars Uhlin

Per Sanden, Environmental science

Lars Uhlin

4th of December

The first part of this module consisted of a series of study visits to teachers who work with different active learning techniques. They demonstrated in active learning classroom what they do in their courses.

Lasse Alfredsson, ISY, told about making educational video clips using Lightboard (Tools/programs for making videos).

Lars Uhlin outlined the training material about Digital pedagogical competence - some frameworks, models and tools (Learning and assessment in a digitalised world).

Per Sanden told about “Active learning classroom”: What is an ALC, Designing teaching and learning activities in an ALC.

During the Per Sanden lecture, students worked in groups using a survey on-line system Padlet.

Lars Uhlin then made a presentation about Connectivism Personal learning networks and the course Open Networked Learning (ONL) (Collaboration across borders): What is Open Networked Learning, Learning spaces, Social presence and collaboration online.

In the second part of this module participants visited Digimaker centre and got acquainted with technical support and equipment.

Module 3.

Preparing outside class material

Peter Dalenius Deputy Manager Didacticum, TSDC at Linköping University

5th of December

Peter Dalenius presented topic “Introduction to Flipped Classroom”: Definition of Flipped Learning,  The Four Pillars of F-L-I-P, Five steps to try flipped classroom (Identify where the flipped classroom model makes the most sense for your course; Spend class time engaging students in application activities with feedback; Clarify connections between inside and outside of class learning; Adapt your materials for students to acquire course content in preparation of class; Extend learning beyond class through individual and collaborative practice).

At the end of the day Alena and Natalia presented their recorded lecture snippets to the whole class and  got feedback from the other participants.

Module 4.

Designing a flipped classroom course

Peter Dalenius Deputy Manager Didacticum, TSDC at Linköping University

6th of December

As a final project, Alena and Natallia designed a course, incorporating active learning techniques and the flipped learning approach. This were done in two parts: an ABC Learning Design workshop and a lab assignment on further development on course design.

Moderator Peter Dalenius explained how to use the ABC Learning Design toolkit and DEF.

At the end of the day Alena and Natallia presented their design a course.

Module 5.


7th of December

Group 2 (Alena and Natallia) presented their vision of the implementation of this TOT courses  in BrSTU: PROGRAMME “Digital future in the education process”. MODULE: Active learning methods.

Other participants asked questions, gave feedback on the presented course design, and suggested improvements.

After completing the training, Alena and Natalya received certificates.


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Tender Invitation for Equipment Procurement

The PRINTeL project No585760 funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union kindly invites all suppliers to participate in the tenders for the supply of equipment for creating Technology-enhanced Active Learning Classrooms and Multimedia Lecture Capture Studios in several universities of Armenia, Georgia and Belarus.

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