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Simulation in higher education: Choice, challenges and changing practice

Ledger, S.ORCID: 0000-0001-7050-1001 (2019) Simulation in higher education: Choice, challenges and changing practice. In: 3rd International Conference on Education Innovation (ICEI 2019), 24 August 2019, Surabaya, Indonesia pp. 387-392.

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Abstract

Advances in educational technologies continue to offer educators choice and challenges across phases of learning and educational settings. Dramatic changes in simulation technologies over the last two decades offer pilots, miners, engineers, doctors and nurses the opportunity to practice the skills required of their profession. However, simulation is yet to be fully embraced within initial teacher education (ITE) to prepare the next generation of teachers. This paper draws on historical literature in the field and the auto ethnographic experiences of the author to examine the benefits, choices and challenges of adopting simulation within ITE. The study includes the re-envisioning of Micro-teaching 2.0 (Ledger &Fischetti, 2019) and incorporates Gartner’s (1995) hype- cycle; the life-cycle status of technologies, to represent the historical uptake of simulation in ITE. The study highlights the benefits of simulation as a preparatory tool for developing and empowering graduates with the skills required to perform the art and science of teaching. It challenges the lack of uptake of simulation in ITE programs and calls for more research into the field.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: Education
Publisher: Atlantis Press SARL
Copyright: © 2019, the Authors
Other Information: In Series: Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research, Volume 387
United Nations SDGs: Goal 4: Quality Education
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/54995
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