Prof Simon J Lancaster

Expertise in context based learning, evidence based research in teaching and learning and Flipped classroom.

About Simon J Lancaster

Affiliation: University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

I am a Professor Chemical Education. At the broadest level my interest is rebalancing the relationship between broadly interpreted employability skills, conceptual understanding of the chosen discipline and the ability to pass recall dependent examinations. I attempt to do this through treating higher education as a partnership between academics and students inside and outside of the lecture theatre.
My research interests include the evaluation of innovative teaching methods through qualitative and quantitative methods with impact beyond the education community.

Experience in concept inventory development and application and in Post-flipping: by which I observe that the process can lead to an evaluation of what really matters.

I wish to be surprised, inspired and convinced by colleagues on the ECTN.

Relevant publications about university teaching and learning

  • D. Read and S. J. Lancaster, Education in Chemistry, July 2012, 13. “Unlocking video: 24/7 learning for the iPod generation”.
  • D. Read and S. J. Lancaster, Education in Chemistry, September 2013 “Flipping the classroom”.
  • S. J. Lancaster, New Directions, 2013. New Directions 9, 28-32, “The Flipped Lecture”.
  • S. J. Lancaster, Education in Chemistry, March 2014, “Beyond the presentation: student authored vignettes”
  • M. W. Anderson, J. R. Agger, S. H. Ashworth, S.J. Lancaster and P. J. O’Malley Education in Chemistry, March 2015, “Massive Open Online Chemistry”.

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