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Aurora: The Research Journal of Ohio Northern University

Abstract

It has become common today to remain content with the way things have always been done, especially in the education system. People have been going to schools for millennia and the process has not changed much, so why should it change now? According to some experts, alternative teaching styles could improve current test scores and overall classroom performance. In their studies of different learning styles at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Chiu-Lin Lai and Gwo-Jen Hwang define the flipped classroom as, “a well-recognized learning mode that enables effective practice and interactions among teachers and students in the class by switching the in-class instructional time and out-of-class practicing time” (Lai and Hwang, 126). For some students, moving away from the traditional style of teaching, where lectures are the focus of in-class time, could benefit their educational success in a variety of ways. For the students that struggle in a traditional classroom setting, the flipped classroom could help them develop into more successful students. Each student has a unique learning style and needs; flipped classrooms have the capability of accommodating most students’ individual needs. Although traditional teaching styles can be effective, active learning with a flipped classroom approach could help improve classroom performance, retention rates, as well as assist in post-educational preparedness.

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