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ERIC Number: EJ1125394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Meaningful Practice: Generalizing Foundation Teaching Skills From TLE TeachLivE™ to the Classroom
Dawson, Melanie Rees; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin
Teacher Education and Special Education, v40 n1 p26-50 Feb 2017
Novice teachers need to develop foundation teaching skills to effectively address student behavior and academics in the classroom. The TLE TeachLivE™ simulation laboratory (TLE) is a virtual classroom used to supplement traditional didactic instruction and field experiences in teacher preparation programs. In this study, repeated practice and structured feedback were provided to preservice special educators in TLE to improve their delivery of specific praise, praise around, and error correction. Their weekly performance was observed in TLE during simplified teaching scenarios in intervention and during more complex teaching scenarios following intervention. In addition, their generalization of target skills to their own classrooms was measured weekly. Overall, teachers improved delivery of the target skills in the virtual classroom. They generalized performance to real classroom settings with varying levels of proficiency. Implications for teacher preparation are discussed, including the impact of aligning simulated practice opportunities and authentic teaching environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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