EdD (Doctor of Education)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Dr. Eric Glover
Dr. John Boyd, Dr. Patrick Brown, Dr. Virginia Foley
For years educators have struggled to ensure students meet the rigors of state mandated tests. Challenges that often impede student success are student absences, school closings due to weather, and remediation for students who need additional help while advanced students can move ahead. Many educators, especially secondary math and science teachers, have responded to these issues by implementing a teaching strategy called the flipped classroom where students view lectures, power points, or podcasts outside of school and class time shifts to allow opportunities for collaborative learning.
The purpose of this research was to evaluate teacher and student perceptions of high school flipped science classrooms. A qualitative phenomenological study was conducted to observe 3 high school science teachers from Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee selected through purposeful sampling who have used the flipped classroom method for a minimum of 2 years. Analysis of data from an online survey, direct observation, teacher interviews, and student focus groups helped to identify challenges and benefits of this teaching and learning strategy. Findings indicated that teachers find the flipped classroom beneficial to build student relationships but requires a significant amount of time to develop. Mixed student reactions revealed benefits of a flipped classroom as a successful learning tool for current and future endeavors for college or career preparation.
Dissertation - Open Access
Hunley, Rebecca C., "Teacher and Student Perceptions on High School Science Flipped Classrooms: Educational Breakthrough or Media Hype?" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3052. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/3052
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