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ERIC Number: EJ1150290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
Virtual Reality (VR) as a Source for Self-Efficacy in Teacher Training
Nissim, Yonit; Weissblueth, Eyal
International Education Studies, v10 n8 p52-59 2017
The current study sought to explore the experiences of pre-service student teachers in a teaching unit in VR within a special course framework which was intended to enhance student-teacher's 21st century skills and growth processes. In particular, how their experiences working with VR affected their self-efficacy. The research population comprised of 176 students studying in their second of a four years training course to become teachers in the K-12 educational system. The main research question was: Do teaching approaches employing VR effect student teachers' self-efficacy, interests, and creativity? If so, what are these effects? How does collaboration in VR classroom foster learners' social integration? The main findings of this study showed that using VR learning environments with student teachers helped them increase their self-efficacy and allowed them to be more innovative and creative. VR challenges learners with active teaching and learning, making student teachers active participants who create and innovate.
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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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