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ERIC Number: EJ1195753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-0145
Investigating Strategies for Pre-Class Content Learning in a Flipped Classroom
Jensen, Jamie L.; Holt, Emily A.; Sowards, Jacob B.; Ogden, T. Heath; West, Richard E.
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v27 n6 p523-535 Dec 2018
In a flipped classroom model, learning of basic content is shifted before class while in-class time is used for concept application. Empirical and controlled research studies are lacking on the best strategies to provide the necessary pre-class content instruction. In this study, we tested three methods of pre-class content learning--interactive online tutorials, video lectures, and textbook-style readings--while holding the content and the in-class application activities constant. Identical introductory, non-majors biology classes were manipulated at both a public, open-enrollment institution and a private, highly selective institution. We found that video lectures offer a small advantage to overall student learning over interactive tutorials or textbook-style readings. Although our two populations differed in their ability to effectively learn from pre-class activities, through a student-centered flipped classroom approach, students at both institutions demonstrated equal learning gains by the final assessment. Potential reasons for some observed differences are suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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