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SimSchool: Enhancing Teacher Preparation through Simulated Classrooms PROCEEDINGS

, Arizona State University, United States ; , , , University of North Texas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Outcomes from using a simulated teaching environment with pre-service teacher candidates are presented. Results of analyses for the areas of pedagogical practices and teaching skills are used to illustrate that changes in pre-service educators can be assessed as a direct outcome of activities completed within the simulated environment. Major outcomes to date indicate that teacher candidates gain a sense of instructional self-efficacy (confidence in their competence) more rapidly using the simulator, compared to traditional teacher preparation classes and related activities.

Citation

Gibson, D., Christensen, R., Tyler-Wood, T. & Knezek, G. (2011). SimSchool: Enhancing Teacher Preparation through Simulated Classrooms. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1504-1510). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 22, 2017 from .

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