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Learning in a flipped classroom and augmented reality environment in school

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Schools that are using the flipped classroom in Austria, 90 percent want to continue using the pedagogy. A survey on the subject shows that e.g. mathematics and English has improved dramatically by flipping the classroom. Some of the advantages are the expansion of space and time and the opportunity to receive much more personalised teaching and learning opportunities within the classroom. One example is Josef Buchner, a teacher of history, psychology/philosophy and information and communication technology at the Gymnasium Polgarstraße in Vienna, that as a development of the flipped classroom has introduced so-called augmented reality lessons, in which the students use their smartphones for project and station work. The method is based prepared worksheets for illustration. When students scan them with their smartphones using QR codes, then pictures, videos or texts are opened to perform the respective tasks, with which further competence-oriented tasks are connected. The outcome is an increasingly active participation of the students, who can, for example, bring photos to life. Source: ganztagsschulen.org

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