• Hana Dler Ahmed Near East University
  • Gulsum Asiksoy Near East University
Keywords: flipped classroom, inverted classroom technology, education, content-analysis


The concept of the flipped or inverted classroom has become a growing technological advancement in the field of instructional education. It is a growing instructional approach, also known as a pedagogical approach in which the standard, or the conventional pattern of classroom is altered. The traditional and commonly known approach is reversed by providing the instructional contents to the students outside the boundaries of the classroom. The actual classroom is replaced by videos of course contents to be watched at home by students while the students converge in the classroom for activities that help ingrain the learnt concepts. Lately, quite a lot of studies have been conducted on the flipped classroom in different subjects of study. In this research, we will evaluate the significance of the flipped classroom based on its application to language studies and learning. A total of 20 papers were carefully selected from this field and thoroughly examined for the purpose of the research. It was concluded that the flipped classroom has gained major significance in several fields of study including hands-on fields like medicine, nursing and engineering. This research is a comprehensive pilot to instructors and researchers alike in the quickly growing field of flipped classroom.

Keywords: flipped classroom, inverted classroom technology, education, content-analysis


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How to Cite
Ahmed, H., & Asiksoy, G. (2018). FLIPPED CLASSROOM IN LANGUAGE STUDIES: A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF RECENT ARTICLES. Near East University Online Journal of Education, 1(1), 11-19. Retrieved from http://sosbilder.neu.edu.tr/index.php/neuje/article/view/52