Study: Students Learn More in Flipped Classroom

September 27, 2017

The flipped classroom is gaining acceptance in higher education as an alternative to more traditional methods of teaching. In one study about the alternative method, students at a Norwegian college were interviewed about their learning experiences in a two-semester mathematics course -- the first semester was taught using a flipped classroom and the second semester using lectures; both contained a substantial amount of active learning.

Over all, the students reported a more positive learning experience and higher engagement in the flipped classroom. The analysis revealed seven categories that the participants said were especially conducive to their learning: commitment to peers, being recognized, feeling safe, instructor relationship, physical learning environment, learning with peers and using videos to learn new content.

The survey authors said the results indicate that the affective dimension of student engagement is particularly prominent when students reflect on learning in the flipped classroom. For more information about this study, click here.


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