Using Video-case Based Instruction in an Introduction to Teaching Profession Course
Evrim Baran, Iowa State University, United States ; Ercan Kiraz, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper is a report of findings of a study which was conducted to understand students' perceptions and attitudes towards an alternative instructional method namely: video-case based instruction which was applied in three sessions of "Introduction to Teaching Profession Course" during a semester. Qualitative analysis techniques were used to gather common themes from two focus group interviews that were conducted with the students who were exposed to video-case based instruction method. Results demonstrated that the participants of the study reported positive attitudes towards video-case based instruction both for its current application and future uses. The results revealed that using video-case based methods in preservice teacher education programs may be a viable alternative for allowing students connect real teaching practices with what they learn in their pedagogy courses.
Baran, E. & Kiraz, E. (2007). Using Video-case Based Instruction in an Introduction to Teaching Profession Course. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1909-1914). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).