Special Issue "The Flipped Classroom in Higher Education: Research and Practice"
A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017)
Dr. Christian Stöhr
Prof. Dr. Tom Adawi
During the past few years, we have witnessed an increasing interest in the flipped (or inverted) classroom model among university teachers. This propitious approach to reforming university teaching has been fueled by the growing affordability of educational technology in conjunction with recent advances in the learning sciences. In the flipped classroom model, students are encouraged to watch short video lectures (often augmented with quizzes) as preparation for class, and classroom time is dedicated to more active forms of learning, such as peer instruction or collaborative problem solving. Despite the growing interest in the flipped classroom model, relatively little research has focused on evaluating the impact of this pedagogical model in higher education. There is, thus, a need for a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges of the flipped classroom model for students and teachers, its impact on student learning, as well as implications for instruction. There is, in particular, a paucity of experimental and quasi-experimental studies, longitudinal studies, and studies with a firm grounding in educational theory. To mitigate this gap, we invite papers based on empirical evidence of a qualitative and/or quantitative nature, and conceptual papers relating the flipped classroom model to contemporary educational theories.
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- flipped classroom
- inverted classroom
- active learning
- blended learning
- educational technology