U of T courses adopt the inverted classroom

In an age of technology and readily available information, course instructors are experimenting with the inverted classroom teaching format. Gaining popularity among academic institutions around the world, the inverted classroom model requires students to cover lecture material at home through online lecture videos, learning modules, and supplementary readings. During scheduled class hours, students then have the opportunity to actively engage with their professor to gain further understanding of the material. The purpose of this alternative approach is to give students the opportunity to improve their skills in a more interactive environment. Professor Mairi MacDonald is one of many U of T professors who have decided to take advantage of this teaching style, implementing it in her course Ordering International Relations in an Age of Empire, a required course for students…


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