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ERIC Number: EJ1124008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2155-9635
Towards Project-Based Learning: An Autoethnographic Account of One Assistant Professor's Struggle to Be a Better Teacher
Greer, Wil
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v11 n2 p87-103 Dec 2016
This paper outlines an approach to incorporating project-based learning (PBL) in a master's level educational administration diversity course. It draws on the qualitative methodology of autoethnography, and details the characteristics of this technique. In alignment with that method, the author discusses his positionality and engages in self-reflexivity throughout. Further, the paper provides a conceptual definition of PBL, examines theories recently used in its study, highlights the struggles of the professor-researcher in his first time teaching the course, and describes the path he took to improve his instruction and his students' learning. Mistakes made and lessons learned are shared as well. Providing a space for self-reflexivity and autoethnographic research, particularly for new faculty members, is recommended.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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