Analysis of Research Hotspots of Flipped Class for College English and Outlook: Based on Visualization Analysis of Co-Words in Related Literature Extracted From CNKI

Xiaoxue ZHANG, Junnan WANG, Zheng XU


In order to show the present situation and research hotspots of the flipped-classroom model for college English, this paper does a quantitative analysis of related literature in the past 5 years extracted from CNKI according to the theories and methods of co-word analysis and visualization of data. The research results show that the hotspots of research on the flipped-classroom model for college English roughly cover four fields which mainly focus on the development and application of the newly emerging flipped-classroom model in college English teaching. In order to employ the flipped-classroom model more effectively in college English teaching, we need to accurately grasp the objective laws and tendency of its development, which will promote teaching innovation, improve classroom efficiency and cultivate students’ interest and ability in independent learning. Therefore, the findings of this study may inject new vitality into the reform and development of College English teaching.


College English; Flipped class; Visualization of co-words; Research hotspots; Outlook

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