The Practicum Experience during Covid-19 – Supporting Pre-Service Teachers Practicum Experience through a Simulated Classroom.
Rhonni Sasaki, Swinburne Online, Australia ; Wendy Goff, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia ; Andre Dowsett, David Paroissien, Justin Matthies, Celia Di Iorio, Shannon Montey, Samuel Rowe, Gemma Puddy, Swinburne Online, Australia
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 28, Number 2, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
The recent Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically disrupted schooling around the world. Social distancing requirements have resulted in many countries closing physical school buildings or remaining open but delivering a hybrid model of off-site and on-site teaching and learning. This poses a variety of challenges for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs situated in Higher Education (HE) contexts, particularly in meeting practicum requirements. This paper provides insight into a study examining the viability of a technology-based simulated classroom to support the practicum experience of ITE students. Early investigations suggest that technology-based simulated environments may supplement and support the ITE practicum experience, and now particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sasaki, R., Goff, W., Dowsett, A., Paroissien, D., Matthies, J., Di Iorio, C., Montey, S., Rowe, S. & Puddy, G. (2020). The Practicum Experience during Covid-19 – Supporting Pre-Service Teachers Practicum Experience through a Simulated Classroom. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 28(2), 329-339. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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