DOING A FLIP TO MAKE THE LEARNING STICK!
Jeanine C. Ronan,The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,Philadelphia,PA
Rationale: Lectures are an efficient method of conveying critical information to a large group of learners. However, didactics have a limited ability to assist in learner retention of information and most importantly, they are unable to prove evidence of students' understanding of the presented information. Flipping the Classroom, as modeled by the success of the Khan Academy is an innovative strategy that can be applied to medical education to make the lessons more comprehensible and thus "stickier." Advances in technology have made it possible for short concept-specific video clips of lectures to be viewed by learners prior to the session and allow for related experiential learning in the classroom. The teacher can use the face-to-face time for more interactive exercises to boost learner participation, improve learning and assess mastery of the material.
Objectives: 1. Define and model examples of a flipped classroom for teaching pediatrics 2. Brainstorm and discuss the benefits and challenges of flipping 3. Review some new technology that can make flipping easier 4. Design a curriculum using the flipped classroom technique
Methods and Content: In the spirit of flipping the classroom, participants will be asked to watch some short video clips describing the techniques of classroom flipping prior to the workshop. With that knowledge in mind, an interactive discussion will ensue focusing on the benefits and challenges of this technique. Some examples of our experiences will be presented including presenting readily available inexpensive technology and tips for recording short video clips. Small groups of participants will then develop a curricular program focusing on a particular aspect of medical knowledge, clinical skills or professional attitudes applicable to the clerkship student. The groups will present to all participants for discussion/feedback.