Enhancing the design and analysis of flipped learning strategies

  • Martin Jenkins Coventry University http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1209-8282
  • Rena Bokosmaty University of Sydney
  • Melanie Brown Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University
  • Chris Browne Australian National University
  • Qi Gao Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Julie Hanson University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Ketevan Kupatadze Elon University
Keywords: Flipped Learning, Flipped Classroom, Inquiry-Based Learning, Educational Design, Pedagogical Strategy


There are numerous calls in the literature for research into the flipped learning approach to match the flood of popular media articles praising its impact on student learning and educational outcomes. This paper addresses those calls by proposing pedagogical strategies that promote active learning in ‘flipped’ approaches and improved practice of educational design in ICT supported learning environments. This paper makes two main contributions. It situates flipped learning strategies within a pedagogical framework, thus linking them to higher-level pedagogy. Additionally, it proposes an approach to both analysing and designing flipped learning strategies. This exploratory approach provides a guide for educators to map how their tactics fit amongst other instances of flipped learning. Examples of flipped learning approaches are provided to illustrate this mapping. The Flipped Learning Matrix, developed by this SoTL inquiry, is a tool for both critical reflection of existing approaches and course design, empowering the educator to design their own flipped version that is pedagogically sound and fit for purpose.

Author Biographies

Martin Jenkins, Coventry University
Martin Jenkins is Head of Academic Development at Coventry University, UK.
Rena Bokosmaty, University of Sydney
Rena Bokosmaty is a PhD student, School of Chemistry at University of Sydney, Australia.
Melanie Brown, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University
Melanie Brown is Senior Academic Developer at RMIT University, Vietnam.
Chris Browne, Australian National University
Chris Browne is Lecturer, Research School of Engineering at Australian National University, Australia.
Qi Gao, Beijing Institute of Technology
Qi Gao is Lecturer, School of Automation at Beijing Institute of Technology, China.
Julie Hanson, University of the Sunshine Coast
Julie Hanson is Lecturer of Nursing at University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
Ketevan Kupatadze, Elon University
Ketevan Kupatadze is Senior Lecturer of Spanish, Department of World Languages and Cultures at Elon University, US.


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How to Cite
Jenkins, Martin, Rena Bokosmaty, Melanie Brown, Chris Browne, Qi Gao, Julie Hanson, and Ketevan Kupatadze. 2017. “Enhancing the Design and Analysis of Flipped Learning Strategies”. Teaching & Learning Inquiry 5 (1), 65-77. https://doi.org/10.20343/teachlearninqu.5.1.7.
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