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Benefits of Flipped Learning

Learn more about the benefits of flipped learning.

Now that you have a better understanding of what flipped learning involves, consider some of the benefits of this approach.

Can flipped learning be as effective and engaging as face to face learning? Research has shown that there are many benefits in using a flipped classroom approach as discussed in the given video.

While research into flipped classrooms is still growing, current literature demonstrates that flipped learning supports student achievement through its flexibility in promoting active learning. This style of learning fosters deep learning, concentration, and conscientiousness (The University of Western Australia, 2018).

Numerous studies portray positive student satisfaction with flipped classrooms, including adaptation, and the use of active learning methods including collaborative learning (Kirschner, Paas & Kirshner, 2009), cooperative learning (Johnson, Johnson & Smith, 1998) and problem-based learning (Dochy, Segers, Van den Bosshe & Gijbels,2003).

Furthermore, research demonstrates the flipped classroom model fosters necessary graduate attributes to be work-ready, including enhancing communication skills, problem-solving and interpersonal skills, critical thinking, independent learning, and enhancing group collaboration (O’Flaherty & Dawson,2015).

Analysis of the research literature … suggests that students must do more than just listen: They must read, write, discuss, or be engaged in solving problems. Most importantly, to be actively involved, students must engage in such higher-order thinking tasks as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. (Bonwell & Eison, 1991)

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