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ERIC Number: EJ1125911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2395
A Review of Computer Simulations in Teacher Education
Bradley, Elizabeth Gates; Kendall, Brittany
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v43 n1 p3-12 Sep 2014
Computer simulations can provide guided practice for a variety of situations that pre-service teachers would not frequently experience during their teacher education studies. Pre-service teachers can use simulations to turn the knowledge they have gained in their coursework into real experience. Teacher simulation training has come a long way over the past few decades, from the "stop video method," virtual puppetry, and Multi-User Virtual Environment to single user simulations in which the simulation has pre-programmed responses to complex threads of interactions between the preservice teacher and the simulated student. There are a number of single user simulations for teacher training, including those focused on classroom management, identifying at-risk students, and bullying prevention. Computer simulations aren't intended to be a substitute for hands-on classroom experience; rather, they provide specific skill-building lessons to teacher candidates. This history and overview of computer simulations will help teacher educators know what simulations are available and choose the best tools for their training programs.A
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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