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A Conversation on Flipped Classrooms

Apr. 22, 2015—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director On March 7th, the CFT and the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL) hosted the second in a series of Conversations on Digital Pedagogy. These conversations are meant to provide members of the Vanderbilt teaching community opportunities to learn from each other as they explore creative and effective uses of...

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The Flipped Classroom, a Conversation on Digital Pedagogy, April 7th

Apr. 1, 2015—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director On March 19th, the CFT and the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL) hosted the first in a series of Conversations on Digital Pedagogy. These conversations are meant to provide members of the Vanderbilt teaching community opportunities to learn from each other as they explore creative and effective uses of...

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Eric Mazur on the Flipped Classroom and Peer Instruction, April 4th

Mar. 14, 2013—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director If you’re interested in improving student learning in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields or in large classes of any discipline, you won’t want to miss Harvard physics professor Eric Mazur’s talk in Light Hall at noon on Thursday, April 4th. Mazur’s talk is titled “An Alternative Approach to...

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The Flipped Classroom

Jan. 11, 2013—Teaching Affiliate Emily Marshall discusses the upcoming gradSTEP session: Flipping the Classroom   Held in January each year, GradSTEP provides several workshops and discussions on teaching, learning, and professional development issues across the disciplines. This year’s line-up includes a session on alternative and non-academic careers featuring Dr. Ruth Schemmer, Assistant Dean for Career Development.  Registration and more details...

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I’ve Flipped My Classroom. Now What?

Feb. 17, 2014—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director “A few years ago if I had said flipped classroom to them, most faculty would have given me a blank stare,” said Derek Bruff, director of the center and a senior lecturer in mathematics. “Now they are coming to us wanting more detail. The speed of that change and the...

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Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt: Cynthia Brame, homework to highlight “real life” relevance, and flipped classes

Jan. 13, 2020—By Faith Rovenolt, CFT undergraduate intern During Spring 2020, the Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt blog series will highlight teaching innovations that CFT staff have implemented and evaluated in their own courses.   Working at the CFT has been one of the best decisions I have made in college. It has afforded me many wonderful opportunities,...

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Creating Art in an Inclusive Classroom Environment

Apr. 27, 2017—by Marianna Sharp, CFT Communications Intern There’s a new piece of art hanging in the Center for Teaching: a quilt made by Nila Huddleston, a Next Steps student who took Alex Sargent’s costume design course last semester. While the quilting portion was a collaborative effort among the whole class, Nila did all of the design...

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Vanderbilt Graduate Students Present Research on Teaching Tools and Approaches in the Classroom

May. 26, 2016—The BOLD, TAR, VIDL, and SoTL Fellows presented on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in the Library Community Room in the Central Library. The event included 19 projects, including four short oral presentations and a poster session. Most of the projects investigated how technology could be used to promote student learning in undergraduate classrooms, while others focused...

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Flipping the Classroom: Putting Principles Into Practice

Aug. 3, 2015—Date: Tuesday, August 25 Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Location: Center for Teaching Facilitator: Cynthia Brame, CFT Assistant Director Audience: New and Returning Faculty The flipped classroom has captured the attention of the higher education community with its promise to help students prepare before class for more engaged, critical learning in class. The ideas behind the flipped classroom...

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Using Peer Instruction to Flip Your Classroom: Highlights from Eric Mazur’s Recent Visit

Apr. 15, 2013—by CFT Director Derek Bruff On April 4th, during his talk at the School of Medicine, Harvard physics professor Eric Mazur polled an audience of Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students, asking us how we learned what we need to know for our jobs. Very, very few of us said that we learned those skills from...

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