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ERIC Number: EJ1131553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Using a Simulation to Teach Reading Assessment to Preservice Teachers
Ferguson, Kristen
Reading Teacher, v70 n5 p561-569 Mar-Apr 2017
Simulations are an underpinning pedagogy and tradition in some professional fields, such as medicine, yet are seldom used in education. In this study, the author reports on the findings of a reading assessment situation activity that she did with preservice early grade (kindergarten to grade 6) teachers. In addition to giving preservice teachers practice conducting reading assessments, this simulation activity also allowed students the opportunity to reflect on teaching strategies (both how they themselves teach while on practicum and what they personally experience in their teacher preparation program). Results from questionnaires completed by the participants in the simulation indicate that the simulation was very valuable and expanded the preservice teachers' perspectives on reading, assessment practices, and how they view students. There is very little published about simulations in education, particularly in literacy education, and this study adds an important perspective on using simulations in preservice classrooms and for professional development for practicing teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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