Teaching M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Silmser , Lisa


The purpose of this thesis was to review the literature surrounding the flipped classroom in K-12 and post-secondary education levels. The literature review highlighted the effects of the flipped classroom on student achievement outcomes and levels of engagement, and perceptions of the flipped classroom, as noted by both students and instructors. The literature reveals a weak relationship between the flipped classroom and student achievement outcomes but shows a moderate increase in student engagement levels in several empirical studies. Student perceptions of the flipped classroom are positive, with autonomy, flexibility, and active learning being integral to this model’s success. Instructors have expressed various concerns but promote this methodology as a means to increase collaboration and active learning in the classroom.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis