ERIC Number: EJ1077680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
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From Passive to Active: The Impact of the Flipped Classroom through Social Learning Platforms on Higher Education Students' Creative Thinking
Al-Zahrani, Abdulrahman M.
British Journal of Educational Technology, v46 n6 p1133-1148 Nov 2015
This study aimed to investigate the impact of the flipped classroom on the promotion of students' creative thinking. Students were recruited from the Faculty of Education at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia during the first semester of 2014. A multiple method research design was used to address the research questions. First, a two-group quasi-experimental design was implemented. The first group utilised the lecture-based strategy (n?=?28), while the second group utilised the flipped classroom (n?=?27). Second, a survey questionnaire was distributed to assess the students' views about the flipped classroom, its role in the promotion of creativity and the difficulties students experienced with this strategy. The findings suggest that the flipped classroom may promote students' creativity, especially with regard to fluency, flexibility and novelty. Furthermore, the students viewed the flipped classroom as an approach that may significantly facilitate their creativity. However, several difficulties were associated with the flipped classroom, especially the students' limited preparation for this strategy. Accordingly, students must be prepared to utilise the flipped classroom and be provided with adequate e-learning tools. In addition, it is important to consider students' study load and to provide meaningful in-class activities.
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Homework, Video Technology, Creative Thinking, College Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mixed Methods Research, Quasiexperimental Design, Lecture Method, Student Surveys, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Creativity, Barriers, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia