ERIC Number: ED320851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Case Concerning Content: Using Case Studies To Teach Subject Matter. Craft Paper 89-1.
Wilson, Suzanne M.
Several scholars in the field of teacher education recently have proposed the use of cases as a pedagogical strategy in teacher education. In this paper, Wilson discusses her preliminary attempts at using a case to teach prospective teachers about the role that subject matter knowledge plays in pedagogical thinking. The author begins the paper by establishing the intellectual and practical contexts of the case by discussing both current research in the field of subject matter knowledge in teaching and the teacher education course which she teaches. Wilson then presents a case of a new teacher whose subject matter knowledge was not sufficient for his instructional purposes and plans. The paper ends with a set of questions that the author has developed to use in conjunction with the case in teacher education courses. In sum, the paper is a case of using a case, a story told by a teacher educator about how she has used one particular case in teaching prospective teachers. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Intellectual Disciplines, Knowledge Level, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
National Center for Research on Teacher Education, 116 Erickson Hall, College of Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034 ($4.90).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Teacher Education, East Lansing, MI.