Effects of Combining Narrative Texts and Problem-Oriented Teaching in Child Behavioral Guidance Courses
The Department of Child Care and Education has offered “Child Behavioral Guidance” as an elective course for students of 2- and 4-year technical college courses. In this elective course, narrative texts and problem-oriented teaching methods are combined. This study investigated the effects of the pedagogical implementation of the course over a 7-year period by employing both qualitative and quantitative analyses. The main findings are as follows: (1) Narrative texts can be used as an essential teaching material for the transformation of curriculum theories. The narrative texts selected must fulfill five elements: the content must be up-to-date, be related to child behavioral guidance, provide educational inspiration to students, correspond with theory, and pertain to preschool teaching or students’ daily lives. (2) In terms of practical effects, the implementation of problem-oriented teaching in the course, including encouraging students to answer key chapter questions and apply theories and practices to design projects, can improve students’ learning motivation and teaching effectiveness. As a result, students of this course have obtained positive evaluation results in five assignments, given positive feedback at the end of the course, and received awards for related research. This elective course has received a top-five ranking in the excellent teaching award several times, and twice won college-wide teaching excellence awards. Finally, the research findings provide useful information for related lecturers.
|關鍵詞||幼兒行為輔導、問題探究導向教學、敘事文本、教學實務成果、child behavior guidance、problem-oriented teaching、narrative text、practical pedagogical results|