ERIC Number: EJ721319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-1
Reference Count: 36
Effective Studies of Pedagogical Ethics with Computers? A Quasi-Experimental Process--Product Study of Two Learning Modes
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v49 n5 p523-542 Nov 2005
This investigation focused on the development of a study module called Pedagogical Ethics (PEd) in teacher education at the university level. The main aim was to examine both experiences of the study process and learning results. The quasi-experimental design was developed by student teachers. The experimental group (n = 32) attended a web-based PEd course designed using the WebCT tool, while the control group (n = 65) studied the same material in the traditional way. The same person was the teacher in both teaching-learning modes. Both groups evaluated the content and the mode as excellent, but the traditional teaching-learning mode was slightly more effective than the web-based course. The quantity and quality of the technology-mediated discussions concerning the ethical case studies were uneven. The differences in learning results between the experimental and control groups were not statistically significant.
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Learning Modalities, Ethics, Instructional Effectiveness, Preservice Teacher Education, Web Based Instruction, Teaching Methods, Course Content, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland