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ERIC Number: EJ1042913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Teacher Practice in Multi User Virtual Environments: A Fourth Space
Calandra, Brendan; Puvirajah, Anton
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v58 n6 p29-35 Nov 2014
Practicing teaching is an important aspect of teacher education, however, its implementation can be limited due to the constraints and risks related to practicing in actual schools. There is evidence in the literature of Multi User Virtual Environments (MUVEs) being used as spaces for training, especially in fields where the costs associated with making a mistake are high. Less has been written on their use for teachers' professional development. This paper adds to the literature on teacher preparation and the use of MUVEs for professional development in a unique way by presenting a rationale and theoretical basis for why MUVEs might be a viable, alternative space for a range of teacher practice experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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