The Effects of Instructional Method on Preservice Teachers' Learning, Cognitive Processes, and Decision-making Skills

The Effects of Instructional Method on Preservice Teachers' Learning, Cognitive Processes, and Decision-making Skills

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This dissertation is a study of case-based instruction in early childhood teacher preparation. I sought to determine if case-based instruction could be used effectively to develop theoretical knowledge, cognitive processes, and decision-making skills in preservice early childhood teachers, and if case-based instruction provided any measurable benefit over more efficient traditional didactic instructional practices. Results indicate case-based instruction can enhance preservice early childhood teachers' learning of theoretical knowledge when used in combination with standard textbook readings and conventional multiple-choice and essay examinations. Findings also indicate case-based instruction may differentially impact students with different levels of prior knowledge. Some data suggest traditional didactic instructional can positively impact preservice teachers' cognitive processes and decision-making skills. Results also indicate case-based instruction may facilitate consolidation of misconceptions held by early childhood preservice teachers.Final essays were each worth 25 points. ... Students wrote their names on the back of their essays. ... Although Rueben was clearly portrayed as struggling (a€œ Rueben has not met all the Arizona First Grade Learning Standards for reading, anbsp;...


Title:The Effects of Instructional Method on Preservice Teachers' Learning, Cognitive Processes, and Decision-making Skills
Author: Ida Rose Florez
Publisher:ProQuest - 2009
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