Departmental Bulletin Paper Flipped Learning Beyond the Video Approach in Teaching Foreign Languages

Baildon, Martin

The flipped classroom or flipped learning has been the subject of increasing research in recent years. A so-called innovative pedagogical approach that engages and motivates students beyond the traditional lecture approach especially in higher education. The approach incorporates the ideals of active learning in that students are required to engage in lessons and the learning processes rather than sitting passively waiting for information to be transmitted. However, much of the literature on the flipped classroom deals solely with the use of video. It is the purpose of this article to show that flipped learning is a valid pedagogical approach which can be applied without the use of lecture videos. Concrete examples are offered to show how this approach can be applied to learning English.

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