Date of Award
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Louann B. Zinsmeister
Anne B. Woods
The flipped classroom approach guided by Constructivist Theory uses active learning strategies to promote student critical thinking. Active learning strategies include activities that promote student engagement and application of knowledge. The purpose of this evidence-synthesis project focused on conducting a review and critical appraisal of literature on the flipped classroom approach and its effects on student satisfaction and learning outcomes. The themes discussed are teaching strategies, student satisfaction, theoretical support, and learning. The author of this paper presented findings of fourteen research studies including reviews which discussed student satisfaction and student outcomes. Swart and Wuensch (2016) suggested the flipped classroom approach can improve student satisfaction. Martin, Kreiger, and Apicerno (2015) reported that in-class activities were significantly more important to meet course objectives. Bhoyrub et al. (2010) suggested that the flipped classroom approach engaged students by using heutagogy. However, more research evidence is needed to generalize the findings to determine whether the flipped classroom approach can positively affect student satisfaction and student outcomes in pre-licensure nursing programs.
Johnson, Christina, "Flipped Approach on Student Outcomes" (2017). Nursing (graduate) Student Scholarship. 16.