Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience

Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience

Abigail G. Scheg (Western Governors University, USA)
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Release Date: January, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 333
ISBN13: 9781466674646|ISBN10: 1466674644|EISBN13: 9781466674653|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7464-6

Description

In the past decade, traditional classroom teaching models have been transformed in order to better promote active learning and learner engagement.

Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience seeks to capture the momentum of non-traditional teaching methods and provide a necessary resource for individuals who are interested in taking advantage of this pedagogical endeavor. Using narrative explanations and foundation materials provided by experienced instructors, this premier reference work presents the benefits and challenges of flipped methodology implementation in today’s classroom to educators and educational administrators across all disciplines and levels.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Composition Classroom
  • Foreign Language Learning
  • Higher Education Classrooms
  • Learning Spaces
  • Pictorial and Video Research
  • STEM Education
  • Teacher-Student Conferencing

Reviews and Testimonials

In 13 chapters, instructors from the US, Czech Republic, and Australia consider the implementation of the flipped classroom at the university level, and aspects like planning, funding, working within educational or administrative guidelines, core classes, student perspectives, assessment, and technological considerations. They address discipline-specific aspects in English, pre-calculus, composition, foreign language, accounting, and organic chemistry, and institutional aspects, including spatial considerations, challenges with flipping the classroom and solutions to them, preparing students, peer instruction, the flipped classroom as a space, and creating materials.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

This critical assessment across disciplines addresses challenges related to institutional traditions, existing beliefs of long-standing faculty, and perceived challenges from both the instructors and students of the flipped classroom. [...] While challenges abound for successful implementation, this text offers a variety of solutions and recommendations to support academics whom are actively promoting critical thinking and conceptual understanding among their students.

– Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, MS, PhD, Public Health and Health Sciences Department, University of Michigan

Highly recommended for instructors or institutional-level administrators in higher education who are currently implementing flipped classrooms or considering implementing them in future. This book is replete with useful and practical advice on what factors to consider when designing and implementing a flipped classroom. Furthermore, the book also provides an extensive list of academic, practitioner, and popular media references relating to the flipped classroom approach. As such, it provides a one-stop shop for one to get started on their research in preparation for designing and implementing a flipped classroom.

– Dr. Lakmal Abeysekera, Monash University, Australia

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Abigail G. Scheg is a Course Mentor for General Education Composition at Western Governors University. She researches and publishes in the areas of online pedagogy, social media, first-year composition, and popular culture. She is the author or editor of multiple texts including Applied Pedagogies: Strategies for Online Writing Instruction, Reforming Teacher Education for Online Pedagogy Development, Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience, Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation Across Disciplines, and Bullying in Popular Culture.

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