Title

Integrating Flipped Learning into an English Pre-Sessional Class at a Public University in the UAE: Reports from an SLL University Classroom

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments

Publication Date

7-1-2021

Abstract

This exploratory case study investigates the use of flipped learning in a second language classroom at a university in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Flipped learning was researched as a possible teaching/learning strategy for this population. As this study was exploratory, a case study was chosen as the research method. Students in one class participated in the flipped learning approach for one semester. Results were triangulated through students’ test scores, interviews with participants, and teacher reflections. The data showed that flipped learning was viewed positively in terms of self-efficacy, leaner autonomy, a resource for an introduction to the concept and for review. However, participants clearly indicated that flipped learning should not replace the integral role of the teacher. Finally, implications in terms of the use of the flipped learning approach in English language classes are discussed as well as recommendations for future studies.

ISSN

1947-8518

Volume

11

Issue

2

Last Page

17

Disciplines

Education

Keywords

CALL, E-Learning, Flipped Learning, Mobile Learning, Ubiquitous Learning, Web-Based Learning

Scopus ID

85105880328

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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