Flipped learning lesson plans on the science center Experimentarium Copenhagen

Morten Raahauge Philipps, Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld

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    Though most teachers find formal learning activities an important part of a class visit to a science center, research indicates that formal learning is seldom the outcome, instead visits tend to become "soda visits" without preparation, learning goals, and connection to the subjects taught back in school. [1, 2]. To accommodate these challenges at the Copenhagen science center Experimentarium, they started a partnership with the teacher education at University College Copenhagen in 2017. In the collaboration, eight flipped learning lesson plans were developed to assist the visiting teachers frame the teaching before, during, and after the visit [3]. This paper investigates the actualized learning potential [4] throughout one of the lesson plans (”Dikes and gates”). The objects of the analysis and investigation are the 24 8th grade students and teacher as they engage with the learning materials. The data is analyzed with Engeströms activity theory [5] and the notion of hard and soft scaffolding [6, 7, 8]. The data production consists of sound recorded teacher interviews, sound recordings of the lessons, and three videoglasses recording selected student’s view during the learning activities. Though the 8th grade teacher finds learning material essential as a tool for scaffolding formal learning for visiting classes, multiple contradictions are identified between the design of the learning material and the actual usage. This indicate the need of a tool to identify the complex relations in the context of development of flipped learning materials on science centers. A preliminary model is presented here.
    Translated title of the contributionFlipped learning undervisningsmaterialer på sciencecenteret Experimentarium i København
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEDULEARN 18 Proceedings
    Number of pages9
    Publication date2 Jun 2018
    ISBN (Print)978-84-09-02709-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2018
    Event10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies - Palma, Spain
    Duration: 2 Jul 20184 Jul 2018


    Conference10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
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    • blended learning
    • learning resources
    • learning
    • educational Technology
    • teachers
    • scientific courses
    • outdoor education
    • teacher education
    • qualitative method

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