Combining the flipped classroom and simulation games in engineering education: a methodological survey

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Abstract

In recent times, there has been a considerable shift in the way engineering education is approached, with increased demands for active learning and methodologies that emphasize soft skills, such as ability to communicate effectively, identify and solve problems, and function on multidisciplinary teams.
Within this scope, two methods have particularly been of interest in recent years: the flipped classroom and simulation learning. Ample evidence exists pertaining to the efficiency of the flipped classroom methodology. Similarly, extended state-of-the-art review suggests that proper application of simulation games in engineering education has the potential to maximize the learning outcome and transferability of academic knowledge to the industry. However, combining the flipped classroom with other active learning methodologies is a more recent development which has huge potential.
This paper aims at examining to what extent simulations and the flipped classroom can be used in conjunction to support students’ motivation, engagement and learning outcomes. It will present findings based on a scoping review of research incorporating both methods. This review highlights how combination of simulation and the flipped classroom ranks higher than either of these methods alone. It makes an argument towards the use of meaningful gamification to enhance this combined model towards a more efficient holistic learning experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVarietas delectat... Complexity is the new normality : Proceedings SEFI 2019 · SEFI 47th Annual Conference · Budapest, 16-20 September, 2019
PublisherSEFI: European Association for Engineering Education
Publication date2019
Pages83-92
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-87352-018-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventSEFI annual conference 2019: Varietas delectat: Complexity is the new normality - Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 16 Sep 201919 Sep 2019
Conference number: 47
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ConferenceSEFI annual conference 2019
Number47
LocationBudapest University of Technology and Economics
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period16/09/201919/09/2019
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Algayres, M. G., & Triantafyllou, E. (2019). Combining the flipped classroom and simulation games in engineering education: a methodological survey. In Varietas delectat... Complexity is the new normality: Proceedings SEFI 2019 · SEFI 47th Annual Conference · Budapest, 16-20 September, 2019 (pp. 83-92). SEFI: European Association for Engineering Education. https://www.sefi.be/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SEFI2019_Proceedings.pdf