Event details

Does your Flip Flop? Teaching Innovations for Gen Z’s

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Problem statement

Are you bored by your own classroom delivery?

Feel locked in to an old-fashioned sage-on-the-stage pedagogy?

Have your attempts to innovate, such as a flipped classroom, just flopped? 

Flow of session

This virtual, short workshop (11:00-12:30) is designed to practically explore the challenges and opportunities faced by instructors attempting to innovate their pedagogy.  A number of interactive learning approaches are used, to build a circle of trust and encourage active participation, before the group identifies their biggest teaching innovation challenges.  A range of contemporary techniques will be briefly explored including; naked teaching, discovery learning, open space learning, Lego team building and extraordinary seminars.  

Target audience

The session will be of interest to new and established teachers who are interested in innovating their pedagogy.

About the facilitator

Professor Justin O’Brien sits in the Surrey Innovation and Digital Enterprise Academy at the Surrey University Business School.  As Executive Director for Postgraduate Programmes, Justin teaches digital marketing and entrepreneurship and guest lectures at Stockholm, Toulouse and Kaplan Singapore business schools.  He started out working in international marketing in the aviation industry before a case study on McDonald’s glocalisation ushered a move into Higher Education teaching. He has a very innovative, experiential and practice oriented pedagogic approach and has published more than a fifteen teaching case studies, many of which show case his innovations.


•  To share challenges and opportunities faced when attempting to innovate pedagogies

•  To establish a community of practice amongst a number of likeminded Higher Education innovators

•  To inspire participants to experiment with new teaching approaches

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, participants should be able to 

Ö         Understand common problems faced by instructors’ keen to try new approaches

Ö         Confidently implement innovative pedagogic approaches more effectively in the classroom 


Network: Professional Development Programme
Date(s): Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Times: 11:00 - 12:30
Signup Deadline: Monday, 09 November 2020
Location: Online event, link will be provided
Lunch Provided: No
Spaces Left: No Spaces Left
Prices: Members: Free, Guests: Free
There are no spaces left for this event
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