Faculties are challenged to engage students in their learning. The ‘flipped classroom’ was implemented in a Fundamentals course skills lab setting because students were frequently unprepared for the weekly sessions and not engaged in the content. Faculty utilized significant amounts of time teaching concepts and specific elements of the individual skills rather than in hands on practice and problem solving. Students’ skill performance in subsequent courses was also impacted. This project provided a way to engage students and increase accountability in the content. This article will describe the project implementation, strategies to engage students, and specific outcomes of the project.
Nancy M Hannafin