Threshold concepts: designing a format for the flipped classroom as an active learning technique for crossing the threshold

Nkaepe E. E. Olaniyi
2020 Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning  
There is so-called troublesome knowledge in every subject. There is various subjectspecific research available on what these particular concepts are, as well as some examples of how to help students cross those thresholds. There is, however, a gap in the area of implementation, a more practical format for addressing student learning when there are threshold concepts. As active learning encourages deep learning, this is key to any pedagogical method used. There is a need for a mix of teaching
more » ... mix of teaching approaches to address the diverse learning styles that exist in any class. This paper seeks to provide a viable format that can be applied to any subject. This format is based on a flipped lesson in physics (in a higher education context) and the results from three cohorts across two academic years. The paper highlights the need for meta-learning when dealing with threshold concepts, as well as the use of interactive videos as a practical tool that contributes to self-efficacy.
doi:10.1186/s41039-020-0122-3 fatcat:chtxhptpardztdc7staet4mwfy