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Microteaching 2.0: Using Avatar-Based simulation in teacher education

Fischetti, J. and Ledger, S.ORCID: 0000-0001-7050-1001 (2018) Microteaching 2.0: Using Avatar-Based simulation in teacher education. In: AARE 2018 International Educational Research Conference, 2 - 6 December 2018, University of Sydney, NSW

Abstract

The University of Newcastle, School of Education, and Murdoch University's School of Education are currently re-framing teacher education programs around key concepts of learning for the innovative age. New technologies are embedded in TeachLive@UON and SimLab@Murdoch (developed at the University of Central Florida). This research partnership is gathering data from preservice teachers and University teacher educators at the University of Newcastle and Murdoch University in how TeachLive@UON or SimLab@Murdoch supports the development of preservice teachers' teaching skills in the areas of: building of self-confidence, planning for engagement and success of diverse learners, enhancing classroom management skills, engaging with parents/carers, accepting critical feedback and self reflect on student learning and teaching effectiveness, provides benefit to working in multiple settings including remote and rural locations and enables or hinders their success in their formal practica or internship placements via online surveys, interviews and focus groups.

The research questions for the study are:

• To what extent does the use of TeachLive@UON or SimLab@Murdoch support the development of preservice teachers' teaching skills in the areas of: building of self-confidence, planning for engagement and success of diverse learners,enhancing classroom management skills, engaging with parents/carers, accepting critical feedback and self-reflect on student learning and teaching effectiveness? • To what degree can TeachLive@UON or SimLab@Murdoch technologies benefit preservice teachers' preparation to working in multiple settings, including rural and remote locations? • To what degree do participants report that TeachLive@UON or SimLab@Murdoch enabled or hindered their success in their formal practica or internship placements?This paper and presentation will share our first-year results.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Conference Website: https://www.aare.edu.au/
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58370
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