Flipped learning benefits ‘easy to replicate in normal classroom’

From Times Higher Education: “‘We found active learning is rarely present and when it is, it doesn’t have an effect,’ the study’s lead author Manu Kapur, professor of learning sciences and higher education at ETH Zurich, said. … A way to make flipped courses work better, Professor Kapur suggested, would be to learn from his past research on ‘productive failure’, which posits that learning should start with problem-solving activities that activate existing knowledge, followed by instruction or content and then a period where learning is consolidated. This ‘optimum learning pathway’ could be implemented successfully in either a regular classroom or hybrid environment, he said.”

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