THE PARADOX OF THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM: ONE METHOD, MANY INTENTIONS

TitleTHE PARADOX OF THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM: ONE METHOD, MANY INTENTIONS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBäcklund, J, Hugo, M
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume76
Issue4
Start Page451-464
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedAugust/2018
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7111
Keywordsflipped classroom, flipped education, qualitative interviews, teaching methodology
Abstract

The Flipped Classroom is a teaching model where content attainment is shifted forward to outside of class, to be followed up by the teacher in class. In Sweden this way of teaching has become very popular during recent years. But what is gained by this way of teaching? Research on the Flipped Classroom in the context of the Swedish High School system is close to non-existent; why studies within this field are of great importance.
In order to find appropriate informants, an electronic survey was constructed. Informants matching the selection criteria were then selected for qualitative interviews. In total nine informants agreed to participate in interviews (semi-structured) to describe their experiences from flipping their own classrooms.
The informants reported that the transition from more conventional ways of teaching to using the Flipped Classroom entailed major changes. The informants pointed out that the process of moving away from the more conventional way of teaching improved their teaching. All of the informants expressed they all used the Flipped Classroom methodology but they all did it with different goals in mind and their approach varied a lot. By using the same terminology, it might seem that they worked with the Flipped Classroom in similar ways, but the results show they did not. Herein lies the problem: Teachers say they flip their classrooms, which they do, but they do not share the same goals or approaches, just the term: The Flipped Classroom.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2017/457-1533495491.pdf
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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