Evaluating the use of problem-based learning in a new initial teacher education degree

Patrick, Fiona and McPhee, Alastair (2014) Evaluating the use of problem-based learning in a new initial teacher education degree. Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal (TEAN), 6 (2). pp. 3-12.

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Abstract

This paper discusses research conducted to explore student perceptions of problem based learning (PBL) as used in a concurrent degree programme of primary teacher education in Scotland. The research sought to understand the extent to which problem-based learning supported students to make links between educational theory and professional practice. This was of particular interest given that a theory-practice divide is attested to in the literature on initial teacher education. The study concludes that the majority of the students who took part in the research perceive that PBL enables them to make links between theory and practice. However the construction of the PBL scenarios is important in supporting them to do this, as is the reflexive aspect of the PBL approach.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal (TEAN)
Publisher: Unipress
ISSN: 2054-5266
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Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Research
Depositing User: Linda Shore
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2014 08:40
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 17:05
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1583

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