The Use of Case-Based Learning in the Development of Student Teachers’ Levels of Moral Reasoning

Jul. 10, 2014

Source: European Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 37, Issue 3, pages 312-330, 2014

This article examines the integration of context-specific moral development interventions within a four-year undergraduate teacher education programme in Ireland.

The intervention strategy employed a case-based pedagogical approach where 123 participants explored and discussed classroom scenarios to prepare them for a six-week school-based placement.
Results indicate statistically significant increases in levels of moral reasoning post intervention. This finding suggests that the use of a layered case-based pedagogical strategy provides students with alternative perspectives on their classroom practices and challenges their lay theories.

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