Flipped Learning & Democratic Education (Complete Study)
Here are some highlights from the research:
Democratic Elements of Flipped Learning
- Personalization Through Differentiation, Asynchronous Pacing, & Student Choice
- Social Interaction & Student Expression
- Active & Experiential Learning Experiences
- Equitable Access to Instruction
- Promotion of Student Initiative & Ownership of Learning
- Development of Critical Thinking & Collaborative Problem Solving
- 78% of students have more frequent and positive interactions with their teacher.
- 79% of students have more frequent and positive interactions with peers in class.
- 80% of students have greater access to course materials and instruction.
- 79% of students have a greater opportunity to work at their own pace.
- 69% of students are more likely to have choice regarding what learning tasks they engage in.
- 76% of students have more choice regarding how they demonstrate their learning.
- 66% of students are more likely to engage in collaborative decision-making.
- 70% of students are more likely to engage in critical thinking and problem solving.
- 68% of students report that their teacher is more likely to take into account their strengths, weaknesses, and interests.
- 83% of students report that their learning is more active and experiential.
- 96% of teachers report that positive interactions with their students have increased.
- 84% of teachers report that interactions between student and student have increased.
- 96% of teachers report that instruction has become more differentiated and personalized.
The flipped model, along with a supportive school environment that values 21st century skills, student inquiry, and effective leveraging of new technologies, has considerable potential and promise of improving and democratizing education in a profound way.