Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
SimSchool is an internet-based classroom simulation program with the potential to improve pre-service teacher preparation. Recent research in which pre-service teachers used simSchool to create and work with a student with a disability demonstrated effectiveness in improving a pre-service teacher’s self-perceived teaching skills and self-efficacy. The researchers in the current study used a similar research design to study simSchool’s effectiveness in training educators to teach gifted students. Results indicate that participation in this particular simSchool activity did not significantly influence beliefs about gifted education, but participants value the use of computer games in education more after using the simulator. Implications and future research directions are discussed.
Ellison, A., Tyler-Wood, T. & Sayler, M. (2010). Depicting Gifted Students in a Simulated Classroom: Effects on Pre-Service Teacher Perceptions. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1885-1886). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 22, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/33636/.