ERIC Number: ED421166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
CaseNET: Teaching Decisions via a Web-Based Learning Environment.
Bronack, Stephen C.; Kilbane, Clare R.
CaseNET is a Web-based learning environment where teachers utilize the latest technologies to form communities of professionals who hone their decision making skills via "slice-of-life" cases. Students involved with CaseNET physically meet during regularly scheduled times at a designated site. Each site is staffed with an instructor, or team of instructors who use case methodology to guide the students' participation. The online component of CaseNET is comprised of the cases, discussion groups, journals and reference materials. Reflection encourages teachers to think like professionals through an increased power to reason. Problem-solving in this capacity is a direct result of teachers thinking about teaching as a composite activity involving issues, perspectives, and possible courses of action, and making decisions based upon the best perceived consequences. What emerges from this view of reflective problem-solving is the five-step process for analyzing cases around which CaseNET is centered. The steps in this process include: perceiving issues, problems, dilemmas, and opportunities; recognizing values and perspectives that drive actions; applying appropriate knowledge; suggesting an action one might take; and examining the possible consequences. (Contains 18 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: "SITE 98: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (9th, Washington, DC, March 10-14, 1998). Proceedings"; see IR 018 794.