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April 4, 2017, by Anne Rockcliffe

Jacqui Williams on Flipped Learning

In this video, Jacqui Williams talks about her experiences of implementing flipped learning in her teaching. Students had complained of ‘death by PowerPoint’ in the predominantly lecture-based model of teaching, and this led Jacqui to reflect that, traditionally, midwifery was taught using much more active teaching methods, which led to the deeper learning necessary for the students to progress into professional practice.

Jacqui talks about the flipped learning model she has developed, and the outcomes for students in terms of a much deeper engagement with the subject matter, and a more active and inclusive learning environment where adult learners are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning as they progress through their studies.

Feedback from students has been overwhelmingly positive:

“The flipped learning was extremely useful as I was able to build knowledge before a lecture”
“The tests were really useful at the end to see how much had gone in and what I needed more work on”
“The combination of documents, videos and text all worked well”

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