Years ago, UBC’s non-majors Organic Chemistry course, CHEM 233, used to strike fear in the hearts of undergraduates. However, Ubyssey reporter and recent CHEM 233 student Rocio Hollmann suggests that recent changes to the course, including the adoption of a “flipped” learning sequence, have rendered that reputation obsolete.
“There have been many changes to get CHEM 233 to where it is now, one of them being adopting the flipped classroom model. This switch in classroom pedagogy was inspired by current-day educational research — research that has been saying, for some time now, that traditional lectures are outdated and ineffective in comparison to newer, active style classrooms where students are more engaged with their learning.”
(Hollman, R. (2016, January 6). Flipping out: What it’s like in a “backwards” classroom. Retrieved from http://www.ubyssey.ca/science/flipped-organic-chemistry/)
Read the complete article to learn more about CHEM 233 and student perspectives on the course.