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ERIC Number: EJ879742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1046-8781
Microsimulations: Bridging Theory and Practice in the Composition Practicum
Brooks, Ronald Clark
Simulation & Gaming, v38 n3 p352-361 2007
Many new teaching assistants have concerns about keeping authority in the classroom. These concerns make it more difficult for the teachers of the composition practicum to focus discussions on other important pedagogical issues. This study found that microsimulations were an effective way of allowing graduate students to respond to challenges to their authority in a low-stakes environment. The study also found that microsimulations helped future teachers bridge composition theory with practice and introduced them to a form of adventuresome teaching. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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