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ERIC Number: EJ873504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1741-8887
Narratives, Virtual Environments and Identity Semiotics: An Exploration of Pre-Service Teachers' Cognitions
Tettegah, Sharon Y.; Whang, Eun Won; Taylor, Kona Renee; Cash, Timothy J.
E-Learning, v5 n1 p103-127 2008
The current study explored text-based and animated narrative vignette (ANV) social simulations to specifically examine pre-service teachers' social cognitions and personal identities. The personal and social identity and narratives of a sample of eight randomly selected elementary pre-service teachers were examined in depth out of 44 pre-service teachers. Content analyses revealed that ANV social simulations provide a psycho-educational outlet to engage in reflective cognitive processes that can engage pre-service teachers in expressions of joy and healing related to positive and traumatic events from their childhood school-related experiences. This article discusses how ANVs can provide a way of learning about personal and social identity through a critical examination of self using ANV social simulations as reflections of past school experiences. (Contains 22 figures, 6 tables, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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