Flipping the Advanced System Dynamics classroom

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This paper describes lessons learned while teaching Advanced System Dynamics, at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology. The course is an elective for Master students of the faculty who are already familiar with system dynamics modelling. We report on the course in the academic year 2014-2015, the first year in which a new teaching style was adopted - a “flipped classroom” approach was employed. In particular, the student and teacher evaluations of this approach which places student learning centrally are discussed. Conclusions on the usefulness and the role of flipping the classroom in system dynamics modelling are drawn. Further, this document includes the full lesson plan, and can be useful for other system dynamics teachers who are interested in adopting an active learning approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceedings of the 36th International conference of the system dynamics society
Place of PublicationAlbany NY
PublisherSystem Dynamic Society
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event36th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society - Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 6 Aug 201810 Aug 2018
Conference number: 36


Conference36th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
Abbreviated titleISDC 2018
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  • system dynamics
  • collaborative learning
  • education
  • teaching
  • flipped classroom
  • engagement
  • face to face learning
  • engineering education


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