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ERIC Number: EJ866462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Knowledge Development at the Time of Use: A Problem-Based Approach to Lesson Planning in Primary Teacher Training in a Low Knowledge, Low Skill Context
Newton, Douglas P.; Newton, Lynn D.
Educational Studies, v35 n3 p311-321 Jul 2009
Primary school teachers generally have to teach several subjects. Their training, however, is often fairly short and it is tempting to force-feed them with everything they need to know to teach these subjects. It is more realistic to accept that a short course cannot do everything. Instead, it would be better to equip these students with skills that help them cope when their initial knowledge is weak. This study describes a problem-based learning (PBL) approach to skill development in science lesson planning where subject knowledge was initially weak. It examines student-teacher confidence in and satisfaction with this planning, motivation and feelings about collaborative work. Advice is offered on adopting a PBL approach for developing lesson planning skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom