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Using flipped classrooms and virtual field trips to engage students

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Kobayashi, Kent D. (main author), University of Hawaii at Manoa
Journal article
Publication Date:
United States: American Society for Horticultural Science
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
colleges, education levels, field days, knowledge level, learning, schools, students, universities, virtual, engagement, flipped classroom
3 pages., Via online journal., Student engagement in the classroom is critical for effective learning. To enhance student engagement, several teaching approaches can be used, including a flipped classroom approach and virtual field trips. The flipped classroom approach was used in an undergraduate tropical production systems course in which students viewed lecture materials outside of class, brought their smart devices to class to review materials, searched for new information on the Internet, and participated in small group discussions. In the virtual field trip assignment, each student visited a commercial farm or nursery, interviewed the owner or manager, and gave a presentation to the class about the operation of the enterprise and its sustainable practices.