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ERIC Number: EJ1137648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1499-6677
The Professional Learning of Grade Six Teachers of Mathematics Implementing the Flipped Classroom Approach
Goodnough, Karen; Murphy, Elizabeth
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, v43 n1 Win 2017
The purpose of this paper is to make sense of the professional learning of four teachers implementing a flipped classroom approach in their grade six mathematics class. The professional learning took place within a two-year Action Research (AR) project that engaged teachers in collaborative and iterative planning, implementation, observation and reflection. Data collection relied on semi-structured interviews, teachers' reflections, plans of action, and final multimedia artefact. Post-project data analysis relied on a framework adapted from workplace and organizational learning. The findings revealed that teachers with varying levels of subject-area expertise, comfort with technology, and experience with teaching improved their practice by expanding their community and their tools to become designers of learning. Future studies may investigate issues of sustainability and feasibility of teachers' professional learning supported by AR, and with the flipped approach to determine which tools may be more essential than others. Implications highlighted the difference between K-12 versus post-secondary implementation of the flipped approach in relation to parental involvement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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