Sean Moroney holds a Master’s Degree in Physics and a Doctoral degree in Engineering Mechanics. He has been teaching Mathematics and Science on Oahu for a number of years. Currently, to enhance his skillset and to learn how to design and improve academic programs, he is completing his Master’s Degree studies in the Department of Educational Technology of the College of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Presenter for the Following Session
- Problem Solving in Physics
Besides learning basic concepts, students in introductory College Physics courses must learn how to critically read problems so as to determine the proper approach to each problem and the proper equations to be used. A sample course is presented in which the instruction in Physics is accompanied by correlated analyses of problems.
- Use of a “Flipped Classroom” Approach in an Adult College Algebra Class
A project to evaluate a method of flip teaching was set up within two separate College Algebra classes. From the curricula of each, the topic of radicals was chosen as the subject to have the flip teaching approach; this happened over two consecutive class sessions. The rest of the class content was taught in the traditional lecture style.