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STANSW 2023 – Achieving mastery through flipped learning – Suren Mendis meriSTEM (Teacher)

On Demand

Flipped learning is a teaching approach which has been in prominence for at least a decade.


The strategy entails reversing or “flipping” the traditional approach to teaching, allowing students to engage with content outside of the classroom and then proceed to use class time for active learning tasks.

This approach can lead to a range of benefits including increased engagement, more opportunities for differentiation and improved mastery.

The meriSTEM program is an initiative based at the Australian National University, dedicated to designing free, high-quality resources for flipped learning. Whilst the resources have been used for a range of purposes in different contexts across Australia, data has also revealed major potential for improved student mastery.

This session seeks to open discussions around barriers to student mastery. It then aims to propose ways in which flipped learning can helps address these barriers. It also highlights how flipped learning can be particularly helpful for teachers who are new to the profession, or teaching out of area, to achieve mastery.


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Science Teachers Association of NSW Inc, DART Learning, NSW Department of Education


Suren Mendis is a passionate science teacher with 12 years of teaching experience in the ACT system. He has previously worked as the Head of Science at Burgmann Anglican School and currently teaches chemistry in the ANU Extension program. He is also currently undertaking a PhD exploring teacher perspectives of online learning and digital literacy.

Suren is also the project coordinator for meriSTEM, a not-for-profit initiative of the Australian National University. MeriSTEM specialises in delivering free, high-quality resources, developed by an extensive network of academics and teachers, for flipped and blended learning.

Event Details

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On Demand (available until: 01-Jun-2027 11:59PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


46 Minutes




Primary, Secondary

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Science and Tech

Other KLAs

Professional Development

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Name: Science Teachers Association of NSW Inc

Phone: 02 9763 2751

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.stansw.asn.au

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