The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed.
In a traditional classroom, learners listen to a lecture in class and then complete homework assignments outside of class. In a flipped classroom, learners watch video lectures or read online materials outside of class and then complete assignments and activities in class with the help of their educator and classmates.
The flipped classroom model has been the subject of several experiments and studies over the past decade. The findings of these studies have been overwhelmingly positive. For example, a 2014 meta-analysis of 24 studies found that learners in flipped classrooms outperformed traditional classrooms on average by 17%.
There are several reasons why the flipped classroom model is effective. First, it allows learners to learn at their own pace. Learners can watch video lectures or read online materials as many times as they need to understand the material. Second, the flipped classroom model provides learners with more opportunities to collaborate with their classmates and their educators. Learners can work on assignments and activities together in class and get help from their educators when they need it.
Here are some specific examples of flipped classroom experiments and their findings:
A study by the University of Washington found that learners in a flipped physics class outperformed learners in a traditional physics class on average by 23%.
A study by the University of California, Berkeley, found that learners in a flipped chemistry class outperformed learners in a traditional chemistry class on average by 19%.
A study by the University of Texas at Austin found that learners in a flipped math class outperformed traditional math classes on average by 15%.
These studies and others have shown that the flipped classroom model can be effective in improving learner-learning outcomes in a variety of subjects.
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If you are an educator who is interested in implementing the flipped classroom model in your classroom, BeED can help. Contact BeED today to learn more about how we can help you succeed.