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Abstract Title: Re-examining the Meaning of Flipped Classroom in Physics Education in Japan
Abstract: The idea of flipped classroom has caught an attention recently in the Japanese education community. News media reports more than a handful of examples of implementation of flipped classroom in various school levels in the country. In this presentation, pros and cons of flipped classroom in college introductory physics in Japan are examined and discussed based on the basic notions that have been developed in PER.  We found that there are some big assumptions that are hidden under the discussion of the merits of the flipped classroom approach. Data will be shown to indicate how Japanese science educators are not aware of the assumptions. We will argue that the importance of re-examining the meaning of an educational approach in a cultural context before agreeing with the mere import of it.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Sachiko Tosa
Niigata University and Wright State University
Ikarashi-2-cho, 8050-banchi,?Nishi-ku, Niigata-shi, JAPAN 950-2181
Faculty of Education, Niigata University