Using the Teaching Career Enhancement Award from the American Physiological Society to train faculty to successfully implement flipped teaching.



  • Flipped teaching (FT) is a student-centered instructional method that shifts lectures out of the classroom and uses a variety of activities to apply content during class time. FT has gained attention among educators as a student-centered instructional method. However, many faculty still lack the skills, knowledge, confidence, and expertise to implement FT in their classrooms. Therefore, course-specific training and focused mentorship are critical in successfully implementing FT. Four faculty members, from an adjunct professor to a full professor, from four diverse institutions around the country, were recruited and funded through the American Physiological Society's Teaching Career Enhancement Award to receive training in the implementation of FT in their courses. This study aimed to provide specific tools and strategies to engage students in deeper learning through activities in the participants' courses. A course was built using the Blackboard Learning Management System for the participants to receive relevant readings to be completed prior to the FT workshop. Upon completing this training, the participants examined the design and execution of FT in their classrooms and, subsequently, reflected on and refined their future course offerings. The facilitator mentored the participants throughout the process, including an on-site observation of a live FT session. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected before and after their FT experiences. Based on the survey results, this study helped improve the FT knowledge and self-efficacy of all participants. In conclusion, the faculty utilized the training and mentoring to implement FT in their classrooms successfully and disseminate their experiences and findings.
  • Authors

  • Halpin, Patricia
  • Gopalan, Chaya
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • June 1, 2022
  • Published In

    Presented At Event


  • Awards and Prizes
  • Faculty
  • Humans
  • Learning
  • Students
  • Teaching
  • Teaching Career Enhancement Award
  • United States
  • faculty development
  • flipped teaching
  • student centered
  • undergraduates
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 35446595
  • Start Page

  • 345
  • End Page

  • 350
  • Volume

  • 46
  • Issue

  • 2