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ERIC Number: ED557025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 347
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3210-7976-0
Building Language Educators: The Implications of Case-Based Pedagogy Using Practicum-Based Student-Teacher-Generated Cases for Pre-Service Language Teacher Education
Cournoyer, Amy Beth
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Boston University
This case study investigated case-based pedagogy using student-teacher-generated cases as an instructional tool in the preparation of 12 pre-service ESL, Bilingual, and Modern Foreign Language teachers enrolled in a Student Teaching Seminar at a post-secondary institution. In the fall methods course, each participant generated a case study based on instructional challenges identified during pre-practicum observations. The instructor-researcher used the case method approach in the analysis of the 12 cases during the spring Student Teaching Seminar. Interviews, audio-taped discussions, pre- and post-case discussion reflection papers and critical incident reports were coded and analyzed. The results of the case study analyses indicate that, overall, case-based pedagogy using student-teacher-generated cases appears to lead to positive effects on participants' teacher knowledge, thinking and praxis. Participant-reported barriers to learning using this approach are presented, and suggestions for future implementations of this approach are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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