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Student Attitudes towards Flipped Classroom: A Focus Group Study on Attitude Change in Swedish Upper Secondary School, within Mathematics towards Flipped Classroom
KTH, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science (ECE).
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In traditional schooling, one-way monologue from teacher to student is the established way of communica­tion in the classroom. Modern pedagogues are presently breaking free of this status quo.  This master thesis explores whether there is a change in the student’s attitudes towards their school­ing and whether there is an academic benefit for the student when applying a flipped class­room model. This study was performed in Swedish upper secondary school during the students’ last course in mathematics. The study was carried out using focus group interviews and direct participat­ing observation. During the six-week period of interviews and participating in the class­room written tasks were collected and analysed, and the classroom was filmed to help analysing behav­iour of the students, both with flipped classroom and without. The outcome shows positive reac­tions from the students concerning this change in pedagogics, but also some inertia in some individuals. The result shows a positive attitude change concerning communication and collabora­tion in the classroom, although no difference in academic achievement were visible. More studies are needed, but a theoretical base needs to be built before future studies can be con­ducted. Today flipped classroom is undertheorized in ways of an academic model. Future research could be theorizing flipped classroom and exploring whether implementing this pedagogic model also brings forth a change in academic achievement apart from changing the attitudes of the stu­dents.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 59 p.
TRITA-ECE-EX, 2016:10
Keyword [en]
Flipped classroom, Blended learning, Information and communication technology, Focus group interviews, Ethnographic observation, Direct participation and observation, Attitude behaviour to mathematics teaching, Time on task, Mathematic education, Upper secondary school .
Keyword [sv]
Pedagogic, Matematikundervisning, Gymnasieskola, Pedagogik, Genomgång
National Category
Mathematics Learning
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-189170OAI: diva2:943881
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Technology and Learning
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Engineering and of Education
2016-06-10, 00:00
Available from: 2016-06-29 Created: 2016-06-28 Last updated: 2016-07-01Bibliographically approved

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