The Effectiveness of Flipped Learning: A Quasi-Experimental Study of the Perceptions of Kuwaiti Pre-Service Teachers

  •  Abdullah A. Almodaires    
  •  Ghaida M. Alayyar    
  •  Tareq O. Almsaud    
  •  Faisal M. Almutairi    


This paper investigated the effectiveness of flipped learning (FL) in pre-service teacher education, especially educational technology. Research on the effect of FL is still rare in student-teacher education, and little is known about it. This study was designed to explore students’ perspectives on the effectiveness of FL in the College of Basic Education situated within Kuwait’s Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET).

This study used a quasi-experimental method; it used purposeful sampling to select 128 students from two classes taught using the FL approach (Experimental Group) and 67 students from one class taught using traditional in-class lectures (Control Group). Questionnaires, which comprised of closed-ended and open-ended questions, were administered to investigate students’ perceptions of flipped learning.

Results showed that students in the experimental group had performed better. They had positive attitudes toward flipped learning; they perceived that the approach had a unique set of affordances and constraints. Findings suggest that FL may be a promising approach to enhance student-teachers’ learning in educational technology courses. The study provides insight into opportunities for further studies.

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