The flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods by delivering online instruction outside of class and moving “homework” into the classroom. We seek to utilize the flipped classroom approach by having students first study the lesson content themselves through video lectures and online lessons. In class, they engage in activities to further process and apply their new knowledge.
We train our students to be active learners. Active learners don’t merely sit passively and listen to an instructor’s lecture. They engage in activities such as discussion and problem-solving, whichpromotes analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of class content, often in collaboration with others. Students learn more when they are actively involved in their education.
Service learning is a method of teaching that combines classroom instruction with meaningful community service. This form of learning is a great tool to develop character, critical thinking and problem solving skills in students while encouraging a heightened sense of community, civic engagement, and personal responsibility.
Trinity Education is big on experiential learning, thus highly encouraging all Trinity Education students to do internships. We seek to build relationships in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to facilitate placement.
Socratic discussion, named after the classical Greek philosopher Socrates, is a form of inquiry and discussion between individuals that is based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking. We use a “overVIEW-worldVIEW-myVIEW-reVIEW” discussion framework to help our students process their newly-acquired knowledge based on a biblical perspective, and then apply that knowledge in real-world contexts.
Connecting with the community is a critical element in the Trinity Education learning model. We seek to invite local professionals (or even “remote” professionals from the global community) to contribute to students’ learning.