Student Attitudes towards Flipped Classroom: A Focus Group Study on Attitude Change in Swedish Upper Secondary School, within Mathematics towards Flipped Classroom
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
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 .
Pedagogic, Matematikundervisning, Gymnasieskola, Pedagogik, Genomgång
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-189170OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-189170DiVA: diva2:943881
Subject / course
Technology and Learning
Master of Science in Engineering - Engineering and of Education
Scheffel, Jan, Professor, StudierektorAndrews, Paul, Professor
Rundgren, Carl-Johan, Docent