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Benefits of Flipped Learning

Learn more about the benefits of flipped learning.
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So what are the benefits of flipped learning? Can it be as effective and engaging as face-to-face learning? Research has shown that there are many benefits in using a flipped classroom approach.
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A recent study by Harvard researchers in 2020 showed that video-based instruction was equally engaging as live demonstrations and could often improve student outcomes.
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As a result of students taking responsibility, interacting meaningfully and often with their teacher and peers, and getting and giving frequent feedback, they acquire a deeper understanding of the content and how to use it. The student role shifts from passive recipient to active constructor of knowledge, giving them opportunities to practise using the intellectual tools of the discipline. Students work together applying course concepts with guidance from their teacher. This increased interaction helps to create a learning community that encourages them to build knowledge together both inside and outside the classroom.
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With more opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and therefore demonstrate their ability to use it, gaps in their understanding become visible to both themselves and the teacher.
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Students are provided with the flexibility to access the online content in their own time. Students can work through this material in a self-paced manner. This frees up valuable face-to-face classroom time for more active learning, which moves away from the students having to focus on taking notes during class. So I wonder, what potential benefits can you see for flipping your classroom? (SINGING) Created using Powtoon.

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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