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 complete a fill-in-the-blank outline which accompanies all three videos, covering the topics of understanding research, formulating a topic, and developing questions from topics. The completed outline will enhance the students’ note-taking skills and will serve as a summary of the FLM that they may refer to in the future.

Key Terms

research topic, claim, reasons, evidence, assignment sheet, practical question, conceptual question, exhibit source, argument source, theory source, transfer of strategies

Module Overview

  1. Introduction: Understanding research and your assignment
    • Introduction to Research and this Module
    • The Range of Research
    • Understanding your assignment
  2. Finding and Formulating a Topic
    • Finding a Topic
    • Using the Internet for Inspiration
    • Narrowing your Topic
  3. Developing Questions from Topics and Sources
    • Questions from topics
    • Different source types
    • Questions from exhibits
    • Questions from argument and theory sources

Download Video Transcripts

Video 1: Introduction: Understanding Research and your Assignment

Video 2: Finding and Formulating a Topic

Video 3: Developing Questions from Topics and Sources

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