Flipped Teaching A Trend for Students Learning in Higher Education

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Zina A. Chaqmaqchee


It is time to shift teaching practice from traditional teacher-centred to novel student- centred which mainly focuses on the digital technology in higher education. Flipped approach can empower student’s self- learning knowledge and help them think critically; however, inductive teaching is essential for academic process at university level. The current study investigates student’s ongoing cognitive skills and the effects of flipped approach on student’s procedure. This research shows students view towards flipped approach during the learning process. The researcher as a teacher has evaluated a flipped classroom with the second and fourth year students in English department, faculty of education, Soran University. The survey was conducted among 104 undergraduate students of the English department. The data were analysed by t-test to find out student’s view on flipped approach. Most students were challenged with flipped process inside and outside the class due to lacking on campus facilities. Thus, the results demonstrated that the students prefer face to face approach in the class although flipped approach has positive effect on students learning. The study proposes that academic staff should be more involved in teaching flipped approach and apply new pedagogy in the leaning process to save time and promote students' critical thinking.


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Chaqmaqchee, Z. A. (2021) “Flipped Teaching: A Trend for Students Learning in Higher Education”, Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(1). Available at: https://jhss.koyauniversity.org/index.php/jhss/article/view/388 (Accessed: 26July2021).
Author Biography

Zina A. Chaqmaqchee, English Department, Faculty of Education, Soran University, Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq

Zina Adil Ismail Chaqmaqchee is a lecturer at Soran University since 2012 in the Iraqi-Kurdistan region. she has got B.Sc. Degree in English languages at University of Salahaddin, College of Arts in 2004-2005, and M.A. Degree in English Education (Curriculum & Instruction) at Bilkent University in 2011. However, she has been awarded the postgraduate certificate (PGcert), Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (International) at Soran University & University of Plymouth St Mark & St John. (2012) (2014). she also has got a certificate of Teacher training course (English for teaching 2) (2016) British council. she has participated in many academic conferences, workshops at Soran University and Salahaddin University. she published journal articles in the English Education fields.


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