Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

‘Flipped’ science class helps women, those with lower GPA, study shows

September 23, 2015

“Physical chemistry students given most course content outside of the classroom scored 12% higher on exams than counterparts in more traditional classes where students listened to lectures, a new study by researchers at the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (U-Mass) shows.

Female students and those with lower grade-point averages benefited most from the “flipped classroom” approach, in which class time is dedicated to interactive learning projects, according to the study appearing online September 22 in the journal CBE-Life Sciences Education.”

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