Who Watched Pre-Lecture Tutorial Videos? Does Flipped Learning Help Beginners in Economics? (72813)

Session Information: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
Session Chair: Bei Hong

Thursday, 23 November 2023 17:30
Session: Session 5
Room: Room 607
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The modern-day classroom is characterized by academic diversity, with students from varied backgrounds and with different levels of prior knowledge. This has compelled teachers to adopt innovative approaches to cater to the diverse abilities of students. In university courses, for example, some students may have a solid foundation in a subject like Economics due to their high school background, while others may have no prior exposure to the subject.
To address this disparity in student abilities, this paper explores the use of flipped learning as a teaching approach in an introductory economics course. The study focuses on investigating the effectiveness of pre-lecture videos in improving students' exam outcomes, especially for beginners in Economics who may require more support from instructors than other students.
The study involved the implementation of 42 pre-lecture videos covering basic concepts in the course. At the end of the course, the findings showed that beginners in Economics engaged more with the pre-lecture videos, and spent more time watching and completing them compared to non-beginners. Furthermore, the study observed an improvement in beginners' exam performance, with their average grade increasing as a percentage of the average of non-beginners.
Overall, this study highlights the importance of adopting innovative teaching approaches, such as flipped learning, to cater to the diverse needs of students. It also provides evidence that pre-lecture videos can be an effective tool in enhancing students' learning outcomes, particularly for those with less prior knowledge of a subject.

Bei Hong, Singapore Management University, Singapore

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Bei Hong is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at Singapore Management University in Singapore

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