In a significant move to revolutionize the educational experience, St Mary’s University’s AVP’s Office organized a training session on the ‘Flipped Classroom’ model on April 5,2024,at the Syndicate Room. The third-round training led by Ato Daniel Zewdie, was aimed at explicating SMU instructors about the cutting-edge trend of flipping traditional classroom dynamics.

The ‘Flipped Classroom’ is a pedagogical approach where students first explore new content at home through digital means and then apply this knowledge in the classroom through interactive activities. This method fosters a more student-centered learning environment, encouraging active participation and deeper engagement with the subject matter.

During the session, instructors were introduced to the core principles of the flipped classroom, which include shifting direct instruction to the individual learning space and moving the ‘homework’ element into the classroom. This approach allows educators to guide students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.

The training highlighted the benefits of this innovative teaching strategy, such as enhanced student performance, increased teacher-student interaction, and the opportunity for students to learn at their own pace. With the successful implementation of the flipped classroom, SMU is poised to set a new standard in educational methodologies, paving the way for a more interactive and effective learning experience.