Flipping the Classroom to Gain Time: A Pedagogical Innovative Model

Paula Peres (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal) and Anabela Mesquita (Polytechnit Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 52
EISBN13: 9781522533504|DOI: 10.4018/JCIT.2016100103
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Abstract

This article describes the European project GainTime developed in the educational field. The objectives of the project concern the development of professional and pedagogical competences among teachers and trainers. It intends to enhance learning through the use of Information and Communication Technologies and increase the access to Open Educational Resources (OER) with the aim to combine higher levels of excellence and attractiveness with increased opportunities for all. To attain the objectives, an online course that teaches teachers on how to innovate in their classroom, specially using flipped classroom and games supported on OER, will be developed. The target of the project is secondary education. In order to identify the best practices in Portugal concerning the use of flipped classroom and games as well as creative classroom, a questionnaire was administered and results are presented. Furthermore, the handbook regarding the master model developed as well as the online courses are also presented.
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