Worked Examples Leads to Better Performance in Analyzing and Solving Real-life Decision Cases.


Journal of Educational Technology, vol.9, no.2, pp.17-30, 2012 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Educational Technology
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-30


This study compared the impact of three types of case-based methods (worked example, faded worked example, and case-based reasoning) on pre-service teachers' (n=71) decision making and reasoning related to realistic classroom management situations. Participants in this study received a short-term implementation of one of these three major approaches to case-based learning. Specifically, this study focused on analyzing students' open-ended responses to classroom management problems presented during instruction using one of these methods. The results showed the worked example group, compared to the case-based reasoning and faded worked example groups, consistently performed better on analyzing cases and solving problem cases related to classroom management.