Each Flipped Learning Module (FLM) is a set of short videos and online activities that can be used (in whole or in part) to free up class time from content delivery for greater student interaction. At the end of the module, students are asked to fill out a brief survey, in which we adopt the minute paper strategy. In this approach, students are asked to submit their response to two brief questions regarding their knowledge of the module.

In this FLM, students are asked to view four videos, and engage in three online activities that focus on the preparation for visiting a site, on-site tasks, team collaboration and utilizing data from observations.

Key Terms

place-based learning, local communities, reflection, safety, note-taking, observations

Module Overview

  1. Before You Go
    • What is Place-based learning?
    • Reflecting Before Adventure
    • Safety at Sites
  2. On Site
    • Sites as Text
    • Notetaking at Various Sites and Event Types
  3. Teamwork in and outside the Classroom
    • Collaborating at Sites
    • Sharing Observations in the Classroom
  4. Reading and Writing about Place
    • Combining Observations with Reading/Textual Research
    • Writing About Place in Major Assignments

Download Video Transcripts

Video 1: Before You Go

Video 2: On Site

Video 3: Teamwork in and outside the Classroom

Video 4: Reading and Writing about Place

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