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ERIC Number: EJ816932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Case Study Instruction in Teacher Education: Opportunity to Develop Students' Critical Thinking, School Smarts and Decision Making
Heitzmann, Ray
Education, v128 n4 p523-542 Sum 2008
The author argues that case study instruction should be a central component to teacher preparation programs. It is a pedagogy that offers many opportunities and strategies for perspective teachers to gain insight into events that occur within the school and classroom. This paper describes the significance and research findings that support case study methodology and its advantages for future educators. The author offers strategies to incorporate this teaching method into a university/college classroom, as well as provides a detailed example of an effective program developed at Villanova University. The concept of "school smarts" receives treatment; an extensive annotated bibliography of case books is provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A