The Effects of Flipped Classroom on Learning Achievement in Block-Based Programming Education

Victor Wan Chong Choi, Huey Lei, Antonio Jose Mendes

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Abstract

With the rapid development of science and technology over the world, programming education has shown as a trend in decades. Programming courses have been offered in primary education to promote students' computational thinking skills. However, teaching and learning programming in primary schools involve different knowledge including complex mathematical concepts and programming syntax. Also, traditional teaching methods may not effectively cater for students' individual needs and learning trajectories. Thus, learning difficulties are common among students. Teachers keep examining innovation on programming education to improve their teaching. This study investigated used a pretest-posttest method with two groups of grade five students in Macao, to compare the influence of two pedagogical strategies, flipped classroom and traditional teaching, in students' learning achievements. The major findings of the study showed that the experimental group in flipped classroom had significantly higher learning achievements than the control group in the programming course. Moreover, the students in the flipped classroom showed a significant effective mastery of more complex programming concepts, such as conditions and loops.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 11th International Conference on Information and Education Technology, ICIET 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages241-245
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665465489
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Information and Education Technology, ICIET 2023 - Fujisawa, Japan
Duration: 18 Mar 202320 Mar 2023

Publication series

Name2023 11th International Conference on Information and Education Technology, ICIET 2023

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Information and Education Technology, ICIET 2023
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityFujisawa
Period18/03/2320/03/23

Keywords

  • Block-based programming education
  • Flipped classroom
  • Learning achievement

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