As part of his OLT National Senior Teaching Fellowship, Emeritus Professor Geoff Scott has launched a new website – FLIPCurric. This site has been co-created by some 3700 learning and teaching leaders from around the world.
There will be two events launching the site, Western Sydney University on Wed 12th October and the University of Sydney on Fri 4th November 2016.Register for the launch event
FLIPCurric is a practical, flexible learning guide designed to be of particular use to program teams involved in either developing a new higher education program or reviewing a current one. Specific emphasis is given to flipping not the classroom but the overall curriculum by starting not with content but with confirming that the program level outcomes are what is necessary to develop not only work ready graduates for today but work ready plus graduates for tomorrow.
Practical guidance and examples for effective practice are given on not only how best to validate program level outcomes but also on effective approaches to mapping and scaffolding units of study to achieve these outcomes, the use of powerful assessment, valid grading, calibrating marking and the use of engaging, fit-for-purpose learning methods and resources that will assist students to perform as successfully as possible on their course assessment tasks. In addition the site brings together a wide range of practical strategies used to make sure that desired developments in this area are successfully, consistently and sustainably implemented. The site is fully searchable and contains more than 200 examples of powerful assessment which are sorted by both assessment type and field of education. It is also possible for users to contribute further examples of effective practice which, after peer review by an international committee, can be added to the site.