Flipping Quality Teaching: Licking, Tasting and Sustaining Innovation

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  • Final response to quality question.
  • Final response to quality question.
  • Final response to quality question.
  • Final response to quality question.
  • Final response to quality question.
  • Flipping Quality Teaching: Licking, Tasting and Sustaining Innovation

    1. 1. Flipping Quality Teaching: Licking, Tasting and Sustaining Innovation Athlone Institute of Technology Professor Mark Brown 16th June 2014
    2. 2. Pop quiz...
    3. 3. If this picture is the answer, then what is the question? Pop quiz...
    4. 4. What is the flavour of New Zealand’s iconic ice-cream? Pop quiz...
    5. 5. Guess who...
    6. 6. Guess who...
    7. 7. About the NIDL… http://www.dcu.ie/nidl
    8. 8. • Officially launched 28th November, 2013 by Minister Ruairi Quinn and Lord David Putnam, Ireland’s Digital Ambassador • Mark Brown arrived in February 2014 as the new Director and Ireland’s first chair in Digital Learning About the NIDL… http://www.dcu.ie/nidl
    9. 9. • Previous Director of National Centre for Teaching and Learning at Massey University, New Zealand • Previous Director of Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance (DELFA) at Massey University • Past President of New Zealand Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning • Officially launched 28th November, 2013 by Minister Ruairi Quinn and Lord David Putnam, Ireland’s Digital Ambassador • Mark Brown arrived in February 2014 as the new Director and Ireland’s first chair in Digital Learning About the NIDL… http://www.dcu.ie/nidl
    10. 10. Vision… To be recognised as a world leader at the forefront of education, research and innovation in contemporary models of teaching and learning that help transform lives and societies. About the NIDL… http://www.dcu.ie/nidl
    11. 11. Vision… To be recognised as a world leader at the forefront of education, research and innovation in contemporary models of teaching and learning that help transform lives and societies. Listen | Link | Lead About the NIDL… http://www.dcu.ie/nidl
    12. 12. Outline… 1. Flipping with purpose 2. Flipping metaphors of quality 3. Tools for sustaining a flipped culture
    13. 13. Key message…
    14. 14. Key message…
    15. 15. 1. Flipping with purpose…
    16. 16. 1. Flipping with purpose…
    17. 17. Learner-Content Interaction Learner-learner Interaction Teacher-Learner Interaction Flipping Framework 1. Flipping with purpose…
    18. 18. Places Tools Spaces Learner-Content Interaction Learner-learner Interaction Teacher-Learner Interaction 1. Flipping with purpose… Flipping Framework
    19. 19. Place of Learning (Where Learning Occurrs) Mode of Learning (How Learning Occurs) Pace of Learning (When Learning Occurs) Learner-Content Interaction Learner-learner Interaction Teacher-Learner Interaction 1. Flipping with purpose… Flipping Framework
    20. 20. Learning by sharing (Connectivist) Learning by listening (Instructionist) Learning by doing (Constructivist) Learning by making (Constructionist) (Brown, 2010) 1. Flipping with purpose…
    21. 21. Learning by sharing (Connectivist) Learning by listening (Instructionist) Learning by doing (Constructivist) Learning by making (Constructionist) Still has a role even in flipped classrooms (Brown, 2010) 1. Flipping with purpose…
    22. 22. On Campus in Class Acquisition Participation Digital Learning Culture Synchronous Asynchronous 1. Flipping with purpose… Flipping with purpose for a seamless digital learning culture
    23. 23. 1. Flipping with purpose…
    24. 24. 1. Flipping with purpose…
    25. 25. On Campus in Class Acquisition Participation On Campus out of Class Digital Learning Culture Synchronous 1. Flipping with purpose… Asynchronous Flipping with purpose for a seamless digital learning culture
    26. 26. 1. Flipping with purpose…
    27. 27. 1. Flipping with purpose…
    28. 28. 1. Flipping with purpose…
    29. 29. 1. Flipping with purpose…
    30. 30. 1. Flipping with purpose…
    31. 31. Off Campus in Class Off Campus out of Class On Campus in Class Acquisition Participation Digital Learning Culture Synchronous 1. Flipping with purpose… Asynchronous On Campus out of Class Flipping with purpose for a seamless digital learning culture
    32. 32. Using new digital technology to flip the classroom needs to go beyond merely licking and tasting ice-cream... as designing for seamless learning is much, much harder than that! 1. Flipping with purpose…
    33. 33. 2. Flipping quality metaphors…
    34. 34. Three different metaphors… 2. Flipping quality metaphors…
    35. 35. Quality is Standardized (i) Mass production metaphor… 2. Flipping quality metaphors…
    36. 36. (ii) Boutique craft metaphor… Quality is Unique 2. Flipping quality metaphors…
    37. 37. High Quality Milk Quality depends on the raw ingredients… 2. Flipping quality metaphors…
    38. 38. Quality is NOT to Everyone’s Taste And… 2. Flipping quality metaphors…
    39. 39. Who defines quality? … and for what purpose? 2. Flipping quality metaphors…
    40. 40. Standards are important… …but they are not a proxy for innovation. 2. Flipping quality metaphors…
    41. 41. (iii) Personal ethos metaphor… Quality is a Relative Concept 2. Flipping quality metaphors…
    42. 42. • Complex • Contestable • Multi-layered • Context bound • Discipline specific • Is a moving target • Involves an X factor In sum… 2. Flipping quality metaphors…
    43. 43. 2. Flipping quality metaphors…
    44. 44. 2. Flipping quality metaphors… “Not everything that can be counted counts, not everything that counts can be counted”. Albert Einstein
    45. 45. 3. Tools for sustaining a flipped culture…
    46. 46. Institution Clear standards External requirements Teaching hours Central quality police Quality compliance Individual Creative flair Internal commitments Student experience Local responsibility Quality culture 3. Tools for sustaining a flipped culture… Key Tensions…
    47. 47. 3. Tools for sustaining a flipped culture…
    48. 48. 3. Tools for sustaining a flipped culture…
    49. 49. 3. Tools for sustaining a flipped culture…
    50. 50. http://innoqual.efquel.org 3. Tools for sustaining a flipped culture…
    51. 51. 3. Tools for sustaining a flipped culture… http://www.dcu.ie/nidl
    52. 52. • Understanding teachers matter most • Winning the hearts and minds of people • Promoting a high level of professional trust • Giving responsibility for quality back to teachers • Building distributed leadership at the module and programme level A quality culture involves… 3. Tools for sustaining a flipped culture…
    53. 53. Help teachers learn how to make their own unique ice cream that students can truly savor! 3. Tools for sustaining a flipped culture…
    54. 54. Conclusion
    55. 55. The flipped classroom can be transformative, but… Conclusion
    56. 56. …flipped learning might end up looking like this! Without the right institutional culture… Conclusion
    57. 57. Contact details… Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning mark.brown@dcu.ie @mbrownz http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz

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