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ERIC Number: EJ883729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Problem-Based Learning and Prospective Teachers: Implications for Problem Solving and Practice
De Simone, Christina
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v20 n2 p143-159 2009
The author examines using problem-based learning (PBL) to guide preservice teachers' problem-solving abilities. Two classes of preservice teachers were divided into either an experimental group, who were taught to solve classroom problems using PBL, or a control group, who used traditional teaching methods such as discussion and videoclips of classroom situations for solving problems. The dependent measure was participants' analyses of problem cases. She found the PBL participants to be more capable of using concepts and principles to support their solutions, more critical of their solutions, and more able to generate feasible solutions than those in the control group. The challenges she encountered with PBL and recommendations for overcoming them in future studies are also discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A