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ERIC Number: EJ793758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
Preservice Teachers' Application of a Problem-Solving Approach on Multimedia Case
Kilbane, Clare R.
Action in Teacher Education, v29 n4 p15-26 Win 2008
This study explored the use of case-based pedagogy to promote preservice teachers' problem-solving proficiency. Students in a web-supported course called CaseNEX learned to use a problem-solving approach when analyzing multimedia case studies. Their performance was compared with students in two groups who had no exposure to case methods--other preservice teachers and peers in arts and science programs. Five judges compared the problem-solving proficiency of 93 students at two institutions, through a rubric to rate written case analyses. Higher total scores and subscale scores indicated that preservice teachers in the treatment group learned the problem-solving approach and applied it in a way that distinguished their thinking from that of peers. This finding suggests that formal problem-solving methods can be taught using case-based pedagogy and that these methods should be taught if teacher educators wish to encourage the transfer of professional knowledge to preservice teachers in teacher training programs. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A