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ERIC Number: ED490432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 33
Abstractor: Author
The Meaningfulness of Case Studies in an Educational Psychology Class: Students' Perspectives
Razvi, Summar; Allen, James D.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, Apr 2005)
This study focuses on the perspectives of pre-service teachers exposed to cases in an educational psychology course. It considers how students view cases and how their thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes regarding case-based activities change throughout the semester. Both qualitative and quantitative data (participating observations, interviews, surveys, California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory) are presented regarding students' perspectives, as well as interview data on the perspectives of several EPY instructors who teach with cases. Students' perspectives are compared with the theoretical intent of cases and the expected learning outcome of teachers using cases to show correlating or opposing views. The following are appended: (1) Course Schedule; (2) Case Study Analysis Guidelines; (3) Interview Questions for Students; and (4) Interview Questions for Teachers. (Contains 4 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory