ISSN: 2582-788X (Online)
Flipped classroom in teaching biology assessing students’ academic achievement in Tang central school, Bumthang district
Flipped Classroom is a new teaching pedagogy in Bhutanese context classrooms, it is an innovative teaching pedagogy used as a blended learning approach that involves providing learning materials through either online/offline instructional design that helps students to acquire the pre-notional concept lesson prior to the commencement of classroom teaching. What is done at the home is completed in the classroom. For instance, students complete their homework and the higher-order thinking activities through interactive group discussion and presentation within the classroom. Moreover, activities done in the classes are leveraged by the peers and the subject teacher. Consequently, this study investigated the effectiveness of the flipped classroom on students’ academic achievement relative to Biology learning in secondary level schools. Control group was taught with traditional lecture method and experimental group was taught with using flipped classroom for two weeks on the topic cell division, a topic from class 10 Biology, a Bhutanese curriculum. The findings from the qualitative data were used to support the findings of the quantitative collected data adheres the biological achievement test scores of the control group and experimental after the intervention. The findings of both analyses provided insights into the applicability of flipped classroom as innovative pedagogy in the teaching of Biology and other subjects in Bhutanese schools. Therefore, finding recommends teachers to adapt the flipped classroom to enhance academic performance promoting lifelong learners and to have a meaningful teaching-learning process.