A Student 's Academic Success Essay

1061 Words Apr 1st, 2016 null Page
When referring to a flipped classroom or inverted classroom many believe that it is simply “flipping” the traditional classroom and teaching style around with all of the lectures online and the “homework” being done in class. While true, it is a very general definition. The definition of the flipped classroom and flipped learning that will be used throughout the paper as defined by The Flipped Learning Network is “A pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter” (Flipped Learning). With “no empirical research [that] exists to substantiate its use” it is difficult to clearly support whether or not the flipped classroom is truly beneficial to a student 's academic success (Distance Learning). After looking at both the positive and negative effects of the flipped classroom, there times where a flipped classroom is clearly a better option, as well as times where it would be ridiculous to use a flipped classroom, therefore there is a time and a place for the flipped classroom where it would be beneficial to a student’s academic success.
As in any teaching style there are limitations, and in the flipped classroom these limitations make it not as appealing compared to the traditional lecture style classroom. These…

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