Effectiveness of Flipped Classroom (FC) Method on the Development of English language learning of the High School Students in Ahwaz

Majid Hamdani

Abstract


Given its being international, English language teaching methods are very critical in non-English speaking countries. This study examined the effect of the FC method compared to traditional method on the English course of 9th grade using pre-test, post-test and follow-up. The study was done using two classes as control (39 subjects) and two classes as the experimental group (38 subjects) selected using multi-stage random cluster sampling from both male and female genders in a three-month period. The four basic communication skills - reading, writing, speaking and hearing - were examined. The results indicated that FC method developed the communication skills of the 9th grade students of Ahwaz regarding two skills of speaking and reading. Based on the research result, it is recommended to use flipped classroom method to develop students’ English learning in speaking and reading skills.

Keywords


FC method, English Language Teaching, Basic Communication Skills, High School, Ahwaz

Full Text:

PDF

References


Behroozi, M., Amoozegar, A., & Alipour, Y. (2014). Pathology of curriculum English language teaching from the perspective of secondary school teachers and students, Scientific-research quarterly of New strategy in educational management, Marvdasht Azad university.

Bergmann, J., & Sams, A. (2015). Flipped Learning for Math Instruction: International Society for Technology in Education.

Bergmann, J., & Sams, A. (2012). Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day: International Society for Technology in Education.

Brown, H.D., & Lee, H. (2015). Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy: Pearson Education.

Chen Hsieh, J. Scott., Wu, W. C. Vivan., & Marek, M., Michael, W. (2016). Using the flipped classroom to enhance EFL learning. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 30(1): 1-25.

Cheung, S.K.S., Kwok, L., Ma, W.W.K., Lee, L.K., & Yang, H. (2017). Blended Learning. New Challenges and Innovative Practices: 10th International Conference, ICBL 2017, Hong Kong, China, June 27-29, 2017, Proceedings: Springer International Publishing.

Ellis, R. (2012). Language Teaching Research and Language Pedagogy: Wiley.

Fawley N. (2014). Flipped classroom, turning the tables on traditional library instruction. [Online]. Available from: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2014/10/07/flipped-classrooms/

Gough, E., DeJong, D., Grundmeyer, T., Baron, M. (2017).K-12 Teacher Perceptions Regarding the Flipped Classroom Model for Teaching and Learning. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 45(3): 390-423.

Honeycutt, B. (2016). Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty: Magna Publications, Incorporated.

Jensen JL, Kummer TA, Godoy PM. (2015). Improvements from a flipped classroom may simply be the fruits of active learning. CBE-Life Sciences Education. 14(1): 1-12.

Johnson, L., Adams Becker, S., Estrada, V., & Freeman, A. (2014). NMC horizon report: 2014 K-12 edition. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.

Keengwe, J. (2014). Promoting Active Learning through the Flipped Classroom Model: IGI Global.

Keengwe, J. (2015). Handbook of Research on Active Learning and the Flipped Classroom Model in the Digital Age: IGI Global.

Macaro, E., Graham, S., & Woore, R. (2015). Improving Foreign Language Teaching: Towards a research-based curriculum and pedagogy: Taylor & Francis.

Matsuda, Yui; Azaiza, Khitam; Salani, Deborah. (2017). Flipping the Classroom without Flipping Out the Students: Working with an Instructional Designer in an Undergraduate Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Course. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 18(1):17-27.

Rabidoux, S. Rottmann, A. (2018). Re-Envisioning the Archaic Higher Education Learning Environment: Implementation Processes for Flipped Classrooms. International Journal on E-Learning, 17(1), 85-93.

Schwartz, T.A. (2014). Flipping the statistics classroom in nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education, 53(4): 199-206.

Swart, W. (2017). Extending the Principles of Flipped Learning to Achieve Measurable Results: Emerging Research and Opportunities: Emerging Research and Opportunities: IGI Global.

Torkelson, V. (2012). The Flipped Classroom, Putting Learning Back into the Hands of Students, Unpublished Master Thesis, Saint Mary's College of California, USA.

White, C., McCollum, M., Bradley, E., Roy, P., Yoon, M., Martindale, J., & Worden, M. K. (2015). Challenges to engaging medical students in a flipped classroom model. Medical Science Educator, 25(3), 219-222.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.8n.2p.12

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

2012-2019 (CC-BY) Australian International Academic Centre PTY.LTD

International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the journal emails into your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.