Journal of Entrepreneurship Education (Print ISSN: 1098-8394; Online ISSN: 1528-2651)


Examining Flipped Learning in Entrepreneurship Education: Opportunities and Challenges

Author(s): Mamosa Thaanyane

The study is based on a qualitative approach using open-ended questionnaires with students purposively selected on researcher’s convenience. It aims at examining opportunities and challenges of flipped learning in Entrepreneurship Education. 16 students were given open-ended questionnaires to complete on their perspectives on flipped learning in their class. Data was analysed using themes formed from students’ responses. The results revealed that flipped learning creates independence on students that they are able to control their learning. The results of the study also revealed that flipped learning helps students to digest the content at home at their own pace engaging with the content or materials without a teacher. It is also important to those who are absent because they are able to catch up for the lost time. The study results further revealed that flipped learning helps students retain the materials for loger. However, the study revealed that students rarely go through loaded materials and owing to the fact that one does his or her work without a teacher or facilitator. One of the challenges is that not all content can be learned without a teacher in-front and it becomes difficult for those who would be struggling to understand and gain any skill such problem solving. It was also found that it is very expensive for students to access internet. Finally, they hardly have time to look at the loaded materials because of the family activities they have to do as well.

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