-by Jon Bergmann-
This month’s #1 study in the top 10 is one that those of you doing Flipped Learning research absolutely must read. FLGI Research Fellow Dr. Gwo-Jen Hwang and Chung Kwan Lo have charted an essential roadmap for the future of Flipped Learning research. Of the 83 studies I reviewed, this one definitely deserved the top spot.
The next two studies (#2 and #3) are meta-studies that examine large numbers of studies and look for patterns. These studies certainly support the fact that implementing Flipped Learning is making significant improvements in a wide variety of areas and arenas.
I was especially intrigued by #6 where they charted flipped and non-flipped classes. Though many studies show that students in flipped classrooms outperform students in non-flipped classes, this particular study reported that initially flipped classes did worse than the non-flipped classes. However, as the semester went on, students in the flipped classes began to outperform the non-flipped classes. Therefore, this confirms that sticking with Flipped Learning in the long-term has a big payoff. I have seen many teachers and professors who have given up on Flipped Learning who I believe were on the cusp of making a breakthrough. We need to realize that transitioning to a flipped classroom is also hard on the students. They need time to adjust to the new paradigm as well.
The other studies continue to show that Flipped Learning is not just another teaching style, but rather a Meta-Strategy that supports all others: #9 – Cooperative Learning and #10 – Problem-Based Learning.
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