Marine science flipped

Dr Melanie Bishop from Macquarie University adopted a new approach to a Marine Biology subject, Marine Environmental Issues.

This new core subject was developed with a ‘flipped classroom’ approach utilising case studies.


  • Weekly Topic
  • Checklist of tasks for each topic including a weekly blog post to be completed prior to face-to-face workshop
  • Utilisation of varied resources each week, including relevant literature, newspaper articles, radio interviews and videos
  • Presentation of resources scaffolded to encourage student interaction

View the video to learn more about how students were engaged and how Dr Bishop developed a presence in her subject site with personal touches. Continue reading