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ERIC Number: EJ1120611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2325-663X
"Thinking as Someone Else": Using Avatars in Teacher Education and the Challenge to Think and Act as Someone Else
Wasmuth, Helge
Global Education Review, v3 n4 p127-145 2016
This article discusses an alternative learning project that was conducted in an online course at a teacher education program from Fall 2012 to Fall 2015. As part of the course, students had to create avatars, an alter ego, and think and act as their avatars when faced with educational issues. The project strives to overcome challenges that teacher education programs have to take into account when preparing students to become teachers. A qualitative research study was conducted in order to find out more about the students' thinking and learning in this innovative approach of the online class. Results of the study and the implications for the project will be discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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