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CPET Seminar on Flipped Classrooms

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Crellin 151
Flipping the Solar System: A Discussion of Teaching in a Flipped Classroom
Mike Brown, Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,

Join Mike Brown in a discussion of teaching in a flipped classroom. Mike teaches "Application of Physics to the Earth Sciences," a mathematically intensive problem solving class, and "Introduction to Planetary Science," a more conceptual-based class. Both are taught flipped, with lectures online and problem solving, projects, and discussion during the traditional lecture hours. He will discuss advantages and disadvantages of flipped classrooms for both types of classes (problem solving and conceptually-based) and how to most effectively teach these.

About the speaker: Mike Brown is the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology and has been on the faculty here since 1996. He won the 2007 Feynman Prize for teaching and likes to drink coffee.

For more information, please contact Caltech Project for Effective Teaching (CPET) by email at [email protected].