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ERIC Number: EJ1113583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1175-2882
Flipping the Academy: Is Learning from outside the Classroom Turning the University Inside Out?
Helyer, Ruth; Corkill, Helen
Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, v16 n2 p121-135 2015
This paper explores the idea that the variety of approaches to experiential learning, and the diversity of ways in which learning is accessed and facilitated, is contributing to the conventional world of the university being turned upside-down. Work-based and experiential learning acknowledge learning derived from outside the classroom; similarly, but differently, the flipped classroom encourages learning to take place elsewhere. This paper examines whether changes to the traditional locus of higher education delivery and to the production, storage and dissemination of knowledge represent philosophical challenges to the status of the university itself. To make formative connections between learning that is taking place through work, experiential and flipped learning, a small-scale research study was undertaken across two English universities. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative data derived from desk-based research, electronic survey and semi-structured interviews, the paper demonstrates a range of understandings and applications of experiential learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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