Answer to "What is the role of the student during the flipped classroom teaching method?"
Essentially the flipped classroom environment requires that the student moves from an extrinsic (enforced upon) motivation for learning to an intrinsic (within themselves) drive to know and understand. The roles of the learner, as with those of the teacher, differ according to the task at hand, for example:
The pre-class period, students as self-regulated learner: The role of the students is to undertake pre-class learning and preparation thus actively engaging in self-regulated learning.
The in-class period, students as collaborative learner: Here, students’ role is to actively share the material they learn from pre-class preparation. As such their role is to strengthen the instructor-student interaction by bringing their knowledge to life actively through discussions and engagement with in-class activities.
The post-class period, students as feedback provider: Here, one key role of the students is to provide feedback to their educators about their learning experiences to enable their educators to adjust the curriculum for both teaching and learning practices. Further, this feedback can be used for self-reflection purposes to enable students to adjust their own learning practices.
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