Title

Using Case Studies as a Way to Teach Theoretical Concepts in Child Development and Education

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

Fall 10-22-2011

Conference Name

2011 Conference of International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Conference Location

Milwaukee, WI

Peer Review

Contributed

Abstract

In this qualitative study, I explore preservice teachers’ perspectives on case study assignments. Students found the case studies a means for connecting theory to practice, since they focused on successful teaching practices. The process of sharing case study responses with classmates was instrumental and deepened students’ understanding of various theoretical concepts. I argue that a systematic inquiry into the process of learning through case studies is needed beyond discussing their effectiveness compared to traditional teaching.

Keywords

preservice teachers, pedagogies, case study analyses, child development

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Higher Education and Teaching

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