Stories from the Flipped Trenches

Facilitated by Dr Kar Ming Chong, Presented by Dr Elizabeth Angstmann (School of Physics) and Dr Jayashri Ravishankar (School of Electrical Engineering)

Stories from the Flipped Trenches

Continuing the CoP’s mission of showcasing UNSW academics’ flipped classroom experiences – challenges, trials, failures, successes, and warts and all, Elizabeth Angstmann (School of Physics) and Jayashri Ravishankar (School of Electrical Engineering) will present their stories.

Elizabeth teaches a large first-year undergraduate course in the School of Physics, with average enrolments of 1600 students. In her presentation, Elizabeth will chart her not-so-direct journey of introducing the flipped approach to tutorials in this course, starting from introducing videoed solutions to tutorial problems, to implementing the current problem-solving workshops.

Jayashri teaches an elective course in electrical engineering for both undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters by Coursework) students, with average enrolments of 150 students. Her main challenge is to develop students’ independent learning skill in this highly analytical course. She introduced a partial flip approach for this course in 2014 and has made changes to the course based on students’ feedback. She believes her current version of the flipped approach is suited for this course, with results showing improvements in students’ academic achievements and their engagement in the course.

Both presenters will also highlight the importance of space in facilitating their changes.


Please register here for this seminar

21st Sep 2016, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Room 208, UNSW Library

Staff Only: Event open only to UNSW Staff



Christina Kingen