University of Pune (INDIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN11 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Pages: 6372-6378
ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1
ISSN: 2340-1117
Conference name: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Action research is becoming increasingly known as an approach that encourages practitioners to be in control of their own teaching and learning lives and contexts. It began in the USA, came to prominence in the UK in the 1970s, and by the 1980s it was making a significant impact in many professional contexts, particularly in teacher professional education. In higher education we implementing scenario based learning for understanding any new concepts of teacher education program. Scenario based learning is joyful learning pedagogy in the higher education program. It is trying to develop the self learning confidence among the higher education students. And it is needed to develop self learning style in students of higher education because they have been taking initiatives for research and projects in their future education.
Here in the course of M.Ed we used scenario based learning for understanding and knowledge of action research. Action research is a term which refers to a practical way of looking at our own work. It is often referred to as practitioner based research; and because it involves you thinking about our work and reflecting on this particular work, it can also be called a form of self-reflective practice. We use scenario based learning for improving our practices in daily teaching-learning process. This experiment is done on the M.Ed students of University department. This is first time that we used such type of learning pedagogy in our department. This action research term is very useful for the trainee of teacher education program. This experiment is going in our M.Ed course and we will be seeing that most of all students have been benefited from this learning pedagogy.
Scenario Based Learning, Action Research.