Employing Active Learning and the Flipped Classroom Model in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges

Employing Active Learning and the Flipped Classroom Model in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges

Ajlan M. Alshehri (Institute of Public Administration, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1803-7.ch005
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Abstract

This chapter examines the discourse on the need to employ active learning and flipped classroom model in educational settings in developing countries particularly in Saudi Arabia. Specifically, this chapter examines the concept and importance of Active Learning and Flipped Classroom Model. It also reviews the efforts and readiness of educational settings for implementing these instructional approaches. The chapter also elaborates and discusses various opportunities, which surround active learning and flipped classroom model in educational settings. Additionally, the chapter illustrates primary challenges that might hinder the implementation of active Learning and Flipped Classroom Model.
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Potential Of Flipped Learning

The student is the cornerstone of educational process. Thus, all the modern developments and trends in learning process revolve around him, starting with the relationship between the learners and the teachers, curricula, learning environments, tools and technical aids in the learning process. There is no doubt that the emerging trends in teaching are one of the features of the modern age, marked by characteristics and attributes, which contributed to employ those trends in the educational field, and therefore influence heavily the educational process and interested parties.

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