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The flipped classroom article

This is my new post after a long break. There was a serious technical problem about my blog and it took a long time to get it fixed. In my previous post, I wrote about the classroom management course that I flipped. The article describing the flipping process and comparing the flipped and the non-flipped classes has recently been published in the Journal of Educational Technology and Society. Here is the abstract of the article:

Implementing the Flipped Classroom in Teacher Education: Evidence from Turkey

ABSTRACT
The flipped classroom, a form of blended learning, is an emerging instructional strategy reversing a traditional lecture-based teaching model to improve the quality and efficiency of the teaching and learning process. The present article reports a study that focused on the implementation of the flipped approach in a higher education institution in Turkey. For this pretest-posttest quasi-experimental study, a classroom management course in a pre-service English teacher education program was flipped and its effectiveness was measured against a traditionally taught class. Quantitative and qualitative data came from 62 preservice teachers (PTs) in two intact classes randomly assigned as the experimental and the control groups. Findings revealed a higher level of self-efficacy beliefs and better learning outcomes for the experimental group PTs in the flipped classroom compared to the control group PTs in the traditional classroom. PTs’ perceptions of the flipped classroom were also positive.

You can read the full article here.

Blended Learning and Flipped Classroom

In this post, I will be focusing on the terms Blended Learning and Flipped Classroom.

Blended learning has gained increasing popularity with the integration of technology in the teaching and learning environments. It simply refers to the combination of classroom instruction with computer technology (online/offline activities and/or materials).

Flipping a classroom is a blended learning approach in which traditional lectures are provided online while classroom time is spent on using active learning methods. More specifically, students prepare for in-class activities prior to class by watching online lecture videos and do homework in class! During the class time, students inquire about the lecture they watched before coming to the class, apply the knowledge they gained and participate in hands-on activities or collaborate on projects.

The following simple graphic (from here) illustrates the idea of flipping a classroom.

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This infographic provides a good summary of flipped classrooms.

Here is a short but very informative article about flipped classrooms. The article begins with a scenario exemplifying a flipped classroom, continuous with its definition and ends with some implications for learning and teaching.

For more detailed information on flipped classrooms, visit this page and learn more about it.

Finally, this article presents an approach to developing flipped courses.

This year, in the department, I am planning to “flip” one of my teacher education courses. I will be sharing the details soon.