A Pilot Study on Civil Engineering Students Acceptance to a Flipped Classrooms Pedagogy

Hamad Al Jassmi, Salini Ramesh, Tamer El-Maaddawy, Omniah Alqahtani, Waleed Khalil Ahmed

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Abstract

This paper reports on student's quantitative and qualitative feedback on a flipped-classrooms pedagogy used to deliver an undergraduate Civil Engineering course. The flipped-classrooms pedagogy was used in teaching some of the course modules. Students were asked to reflect on the perceived difference of the new method compared to the traditional method, used for teaching the rest of the course modules. The online survey results showed that the vast majority of students Agreed or Strongly Agreed that the flipped classrooms approach improved their learning experience and level of interaction. While students were initially doubtful about the new format, they adapted quickly and found it to be satisfactory and effective. A worthwhile suggestion raised by plenty of students to the instructor is to spare 15-20 minutes of the beginning of the face-to-face session for questions and answers and to recap the material covered at the primarily online session before starting class problem solving activities. Results of this study provide a statement of encouragement for Civil Engineering faculty to implement flipped-classrooms as a contemporary and effective teaching method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538682715
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 14 2019
Event2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Mar 26 2019Apr 10 2019

Publication series

Name2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period3/26/194/10/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites

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