A first of its kind, the EMT Flipped Classroom combines curated content from a variety of market-leading Public Safety Group resources with student-directed activities, including problem-solving exercises, peer-to-peer activities, and student coaching to deliver truly effective and memorable learning experiences.
The flipped classroom model dedicates class time to resolving misconceptions through collaborative problem-solving activities, elevating knowledge into application-level tasks and skills practice, and increasing engagement and confidence. Based on concepts of active learning, student engagement, and hybrid course design, the EMT Flipped Classroom serves as a course roadmap to provide a cooperative and successful learning experience.
Students interact with primary source content outside of the classroom to develop foundational knowledge. The EMT Flipped Classroom delivers primary source content in a variety of engaging formats, including Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Eleventh Edition in eBook format, Interactive Lectures, and content from the Virtual Mentor Lectures Series.
The course features student-directed courseware, including problem-solving activities, peer-to-peer activities, and student coaching, with competency checks throughout.
Sample activities include:
- Build It: Students use different objects and materials to build models relating to the lesson topic.
- Trauma Tango: Students memorize and practice performing the steps of patient assessment by creating correlating dance moves.
- Rap Songs: Students create rap songs based on medical terminology or medication that EMTs administer, and present their songs to the class.
- Goo On You: Students put on personal protective equipment (PPE) and are squirted with various types of “goo” to show the importance of properly donning and doffing PPE.
- Challenge Scenario: Students act out a complex scenario that contains multiple issues and requires strong problem-solving skills.
EMT Flipped Classroom helps educators shift from the role of lecturer to the role of guide and facilitator, allowing traditional instructor-centered classrooms to transform into student-centered learning environments where instructors can have an even greater impact on student outcomes.