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Objectives: The objective of the study was to understand the views, experiences, and challenges that preservice English teachers perceived in a flipped classroom, which was implemented in a language teacher education program following our institution’s desire to promote blended learning.
Method: Two focus groups were conducted with the students (19). We analyzed the data using thematic analysis.
Results: The results show that the students perceived flipped practices as innovative and beneficial for their learning. However, their responses also reveal that the autonomy required from them and taking more responsibility for their own learning were particularly challenging because of their lack of familiarity with the approach and their past learning experiences rooted in traditional teaching and learning.
Implication for Theory and/or Practice: Our argument is that prior to implementing blended learning approaches, language teacher education and higher education should examine students’ readiness for such approaches and provide them with support for carrying out those practices.
Challenges of Using a Blended Learning Approach: A Flipped Classroom in an English Teacher Education Program in Mexico.
Higher Learning Research Communications, 10 (2).