Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Problem-based Learning in Early Childhood and Primary Pre-Service Teacher Education: Identifying the Issues and Examining the Benefits
Problem Based Learning (PBL) has been used with increased frequency in Higher Education settings since first introduced by Barrows and Tamblyn during the 1980’s. Since this time PBL has been used in medical, engineering and education faculties to support pre-service students in the acquisition of skills and content knowledge relevant to their disciplines. This paper explores the perceptions early childhood and primary pre-service teachers held regarding their participation in a unit of study structured around the use of a PBL scenario. The paper examines the frustrations pre-service teachers experienced within the PBL scenario as well as the perceived benefits regarding their participation in the unit of study.
& Hammer, M.
Problem-based Learning in Early Childhood and Primary Pre-Service Teacher Education: Identifying the Issues and Examining the Benefits.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 32(2).