At the end of the semester the only thought any of us has on their minds at the beginning of any lecture is either the amount of torture that will be added to our already massive load or the feeble hope that the doctor will miraculously cancel some of the syllabus; thus, aiming to create a better educational environment our pharmacology doctor –Dr. Ahmed noureldin- decided to surprise us with a new method of teaching, that was some of us preparing the lectures and interacting with other students. We elected some students who were willing to participate and then the lectures started.
It was amazing, interesting and most importantly A CHANGE, it’s like doctor Ahmed released our hidden talents and potentials, some of the chosen students had wonderful teaching skills while others had good planning for the lecture. The lecture was first lectured by the student who got to wear the professor’s shoes for once and experience what it means to hold the keys to the knowledge everyone is after in the room, realizing that inspiring curiosity and hunger for knowledge is never an easy task and figuring the undeniable fact that no matter how much you learn there will always be more to be discovered. Later on we discussed the lecture with each other and Dr Ahmed then stressed on important points that should be known for life and the most important outcomes of the lecture. It was fascinating to interact with another students who really went deep into the subject, and with this method information taught is completely understood and not memorized. It differs from the traditional way of teaching, which gives idea about everything on the topic, but this way dr Ahmed stressed on some points that will really benefit us in the foreseeable future. The anticipation before the lectures was sky rocket for the very first time at this late stage of the semester because it was not just about what would be taught it was also about the things we would learn form one of our friends today, how they organized themselves? Would I do it the same way or would I do it in a different way? Simply it was about having a new experience and almost like having a new lecturer everyday, each of them having something unique to bring to the table consequently inspiring creativity and creating some kind of a challenge to be better and achieve more.
A flipped classroom was undeniably a new and an intriguing idea that everyone is waiting to repeat and improve and maybe apply it more in other subjects.