ERIC Number: EJ1122893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Student Perceptions Concerning Their Experience in a Flipped Undergraduate Capstone Course
McCubbins, O. P.; Paulsen, Thomas H.; Anderson, Ryan G.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v57 n3 p70-86 2016
Flipped learning is an innovative approach to teaching at the post-secondary level. Traditional methods of initial delivery of curricular content occur before a face-to-face class session. Students must prepare before attending class, as the majority of face-to-face class sessions are utilized for applying curricular content to complex problems. A specific application of flipped learning, Team-Based Learning holds students accountable for the pre-class preparation via an individual test, as well as to their peers via a team test. Students engage and discuss curricular content on the team test as well as application exercises, which are rigorously designed activities aimed at increasing cognitive skills of the students. This study sought to determine students' perceptions of a recently adopted, atypical teaching approach, known as Team-Based Learning in the Iowa State University capstone farm management course (AgEdS 450). Post-course quantitative and qualitative data were collected. Overall student perceptions were positive and supported the adoption of a student-centered course design. It is recommended that dedicated training workshops be developed for faculty members within Colleges of Agriculture that focus on student-centered instruction. Further examination of Team-Based Learning in other courses within Colleges of Agriculture, and Agricultural Education courses specifically, is recommended.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Homework, Video Technology, Tests, Teamwork, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Agricultural Education, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Student Centered Learning, Surveys, Student Motivation, College Transfer Students, Online Surveys, Likert Scales
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site: http://www.aaaeonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa
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