Past Event details

Does your Flip Flop? Teaching Innovations for Gen Z’s

Friday, 31 January 2020

Problem statement

Are you bored by your own classroom delivery?

Feel locked in to an old-fashioned sage-on-the-stage pedagogy?

Have your attempts to innovate, such as a flipped classroom, just flopped? 

Flow of session

This full-day co-creational workshop (11:00-16:00) is designed to practically explore the challenges and opportunities faced by instructors attempting to innovate their pedagogy.  A number of interactive learning approaches are used, to build a circle of trust and encourage active participation, before the group identifies their biggest teaching innovation challenges.  An experiential show and shine structure will then be used to explore a range of contemporary techniques including; naked teaching, discovery learning, open space learning, Lego team building and extraordinary seminars.  

Target audience

The session will be of interest to new and established teachers who are interested in innovating their pedagogy. The session is designed to be highly interactive and exploratory, and it is hoped that participants will feel inspired and liberated to share their experiences throughout the workshop.   

About the facilitator

Justin O’Brien is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Marketing at the School of Business and Management at Royal Holloway University of London.  He is Co-Director for Student Experience and leads the pedagogic scholarship research theme ‘Management Education’, having also served as the MBA Director.  Justin teaches digital marketing and entrepreneurship and guest lectures at Stockholm, Toulouse and Kaplan Singapore business schools.  He started out working in international marketing in the aviation industry before a case study on McDonald’s glocalisation ushered a move into teaching. He has a very innovative, experiential and practice oriented pedagogic approach and has published more than a dozen case studies, many of which show case his innovations.


•  To share challenges and opportunities faced when attempting to innovate their pedagogy

•  To establish a community of practice amongst a number of likeminded Higher Education innovators

•  To inspire participants to experiment with new teaching approaches

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, participants should be able to 

Ö         Understand common problems faced by instructors keen to try new approaches

Ö         Confidently implement innovative pedagogic approaches more effectively in the classroom 

Network: Professional Development Programme
Date(s): Friday, 31 January 2020
Times: 11:00 - 15:30
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE
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