Powering up flipped learning: An online learning environment with a concept map‐guided problem‐posing strategy

Gwo-Jen HWANG, Shao-Chen CHANG, Yanjie SONG, Min-Chuan HSIEH

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Abstract

Scholars have suggested that flipped learning can be enhanced by designing effective in‐class learning activities to improve students' higher order thinking skills. Problem posing has been recognized as such a learning strategy that has great potential for improving students' higher order thinking skills. However, it has been reported as a challenging task for most students. Research evidence has indicated the potential of engaging students in group learning with step‐by‐step hints when conducting problem‐posing activities. Therefore, this study proposed a multilevel concept mapping‐based problem‐posing strategy to assist students in completing the problem‐posing tasks in flipped learning. To understand the effectiveness of the proposed strategy, a flipped learning system was developed and adopted in the science class of an elementary school. Seventy‐five fifth graders from three classes were divided into experimental group A, experimental Group B and a control group. Students in Group A used the concept map‐guided problem‐posing strategy for flipped learning (CMPP‐FL), students in Group B used the problem‐posing strategy‐based flipped learning, while students in the control group used the conventional flipped learning strategy. The results showed that the CMPP‐FL was effective in terms of improving students' learning performance, especially for students with higher levels of critical thinking tendency. Copyright © 2020 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Early online date12 Oct 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Oct 2020

Citation

Hwang, G.-J., Chang, S.-C., Song, Y., & Hsieh, M.-C. (2020). Powering up flipped learning: An online learning environment with a concept map‐guided problem‐posing strategy. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jcal.12499

Keywords

  • Concept map
  • Flipped classroom
  • Flipped learning
  • Problem posing
  • Science education

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