Innovative Teaching Learning Methods

Flipped Classroom

Flipped classroom is a teaching method where students first study theory by themselves as a pre-assigned homework and then learn in the classroom by working on exercises.

This blended learning model allows trainers to prioritize active learning during class time, by giving learners the training materials and presentations before the actual class. The trainer can simply share the content via a Learning Management System (LMS), email, or however training is delivered.

Think Pair Share (TPS)

Think-Pair-Share (TPS) is a classroom active learning strategy in which students work on activities, first individually, then in pairs and finally as the whole class. TPS allows students to express their reasoning, reflect on their understanding and obtain prompt feedback on their learning.

Think : Students think independently about the question that has been posed, forming ideas of their own.

Pair : Students are grouped in pairs to discuss their thoughts. This step allows students to articulate their ideas  and to consider  those of others.

Share :  Students pairs share their ideas with a larger group, such as the whole class or a group smaller than an entire class.


Seminar has the function of bringing together small groups for recurring meetings, focusing each time on some particular subject, in which everyone present is requested to participate. Seminar classes are meant to be interactive, with students participating in a dialogue rather than just listening to a professor and taking notes. Because of this, seminar classes are great for engaging with complex ideas.

Jigsaw Method

Jigsaw is a cooperative learning method that makes students dependent on each other to achieve the team goals or to understand the concepts. It breaks classes into groups and breaks assignments into pieces that the group assembles to complete the (jigsaw) puzzle.

One-Minute Paper

The one-minute paper is a formative assessment strategy whereby students are asked to take one minute (or more) to answer two questions: what was the most important thing they learned in class today; and what still remains unclear to them.

The following subjects used One-Minute paper method: