Web-Enhanced Case Methods for Preservice Teachers
Hyeonjin Kim, Gretchen Thomas, The University of Georgia, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The purpose of this paper is to present the design practice inspired by case-based reasoning (CBR) for an introductory technology integration course for preservice teachers. We use CBR as a design framework and call it Web-enhanced, case-based doing learning environment. Because few examples of CBR learning environments exist for teacher education—particularly focusing on technology integration, this design practice can share the potential of CBR in preservice teacher education. This paper will share the experience of design and development including case-based doing (CBD) modules, Web-based case-based doing tool (CBDT) and relevant learning and teaching activities for this entire semester-long course. Through the CBR-informed learning environment, preservice teachers may gain some of the experience and wisdom of veteran teachers, understand the culture of teaching and decision-making of expert teachers, and improve their pedagogical reasoning.
Kim, H. & Thomas, G. (2004). Web-Enhanced Case Methods for Preservice Teachers. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3417-3420). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).