A case for case: exploring the use of case studies in an on-line context

McGill, Michele and Findlay, Yvonne and Turner, Michelle and McIlveen, Peter and Jasman, Anne (2012) A case for case: exploring the use of case studies in an on-line context. In: AARE 2011: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference 2011: Researching Across Boundaries, 27 Nov - 1 Dec 2011, Hobart, Australia.

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Abstract

This presentation provides an insight into the learning journey of students and their tutors using the pedagogical approach of case studies in an on-line context. As educators we talk about the priorities of transformative learning and critical reflective practice in work-integrated learning. Yet rarely do we have the examples and tools to achieve these priorities. We will explore the pedagogical use of case studies and how transformative learning was realised for students and their tutors in a post-graduate teacher education course. The on-line context created an unfamiliar learning environment where past successes in a face to face mode challenged paradigms of successful learners and teachers and created a safe space for all to learn. Using the metaphor of ‘unpacking the case’ we explore the constructs which have informed this pedagogical approach; for example, the role of tacit knowledge, narrative in constructing professional knowledge, critical reflective practice and work integrated learning. A brief overview of the practical issues involved in designing cases for learning in an online context is also presented


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Refereed: Yes
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Depositing User: Ms Michele McGill
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2012 02:27
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2014 04:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: case based pedagogy; on-line learning
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20359

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