Appetizers? In a Flipped Classroom?
When introducing a new subject in a course, an appetizer to wet the
student's interest is a helpful teaching aid.
Also, in a 'Flipped Classroom' situation, you can use it as a first
impression of the new subject .
The 'Flipped Classroom' is a pedagogical model in which the typical
lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed.
Normally, students are first confronted with the (printed) textbook,
followed by lectures, accompanying Power Points and/or videos. In a
Flipped Classroom, there is first an introduction with a short video
or Power Point, and then a (virtual) textbook. In a virtual textbook,
students receive links to internet sites (your own or existing ones)
where the subject is explained. The in-class time is devoted to
assignments, exercises, projects and/or discussions.
Edutour's Power Points are available for several subjects. They are
fully adaptable and contain links to sites where the full information
about the topic can be found.
The Power Points are generic: they can be used alongside most
introductory textbooks. Where relevant and possible, hyperlinks are
included for direct access to websites, remarks, videos, YouTube,
extra's, e-mail, etc.
Edutour was founded in 1989 by Magiel Venema. He was, until
retirement, a senior lecturer at the NHTV Breda University of Applied
Sciences (The Netherlands). He is the author of some widely used
textbooks about travel and tourism. He conducted Train-the-Trainer
projects in, among others, Poland, Hungary, Macau, Cuba, USA and
Suriname. Until recently he was a Tourism Vocational Education expert
with PUM, a Dutch development NGO, with missions to Rwanda, Turkey,
Russia and Indonesia.
A preview of the Power Point of 'The Tourism System' is downloadable