LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences announced the first recipients of the International Flipped Learning Awards. The honors recognize individuals and organizations who are doing trailblazing and innovative work in Flipped Learning, driving adoption, or modeling high standards of global best practices. The first higher education award was presented to Eric Mazur, the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics and Dean of Applied Physics at Harvard University. Mazur is a member of the Faculty of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Mazur introduced peer instruction at Harvard and is widely considered the father of Flipped Learning in higher education.
"I'm truly honored to be the recipient of the first International Flipped Learning Award. When I first started flipping my classroom 28 years ago, I would never have imagined being the recipient of this marvelous award. Fast forward almost three decades, and I'm absolutely delighted to see how many people are actually flipping the learning in one way or another," said Professor Eric Mazur. "Now Flipped Learning is evolving, which is why it's so important to have these global standards and share best practices. So I'm truly honored and deeply flattered by this distinction," said Mazur.
The second higher education honor will be presented to the University of Adelaide in Australia for their pioneering work with Flipped Learning in the School of Dentistry. The award will be presented at RESCON Australia on September 15th 2018.
About the Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences
The Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences is a nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying and supporting global standards for Flipped Learning and related active learning instruction. AALAS' scope includes research, education, and accreditation of Flipped Learning programs and educators. AALAS is comprised of some 100 international Flipped Learning practitioners and voting delegates from over 49 countries. The mission is to bring the general understanding and implementation of Flipped Learning into alignment with the most current global best practices.
The International Flipped Learning Awards were created to provide world-class recognition of exceptional active learning programs and people around the globe. The awards recognize Flipped Learning and active learning practitioners, researchers, and administrators, as well as model schools and universities around the globe. AALAS has partnered with the creators of the BAM Education Awards to launch the International Flipped Learning honors. The primary role of the Academy in the awards program is to serve as an independent body to nominate candidates and vote on who will receive the international honors.
To learn more about the Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences and the International Flipped Learning Award, go to aalasinternational.org or call +1 949-677-7381.
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