This study focuses on research questions concerning how a newly designed Four-Practice instructional model helps students learn in "flipped classrooms". It examines in-classroom learning and analyzes how group discussions influence student learning. Problem-centered pedagogies employed in the new instructional model are found to engage students in collaborative dialogues during group discussions. Discussion discourse functions as a heuristic teaching and learning tool that supports students' learning of content knowledge and skills in meaningful ways. The pilot instructional model helps build a learning community that promotes the development of cognitive abilities through joint efforts between the instructor and students.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
|Event||121st ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: 360 Degrees of Engineering Education - Indianapolis, IN, United States|
Duration: Jun 15 2014 → Jun 18 2014