International student perspectives on simulated preservice induction

Jon Mason, Nicolas Gromik, Khalid Khan, Bing Liu

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    Abstract

    Responding to an expanding cohort of international pre-service student teachers, the College of Education at Charles Darwin University instigated a pilot study into the viability of SimLabTM as a platform for induction into Australian classroom dynamics prior to placement. SimLab is a mixed reality platform that can be configured to simulate a variety of real-life experiences that preservice teachers on placement will likely encounter. In recent years, it has been used successfully by several Australian universities as an embedded component within initial teacher education courses. A series of 15-minute sessions were provided to three cohorts of international students (n=52). Based on a simple 5E pedagogical model that prioritizes engagement as a foundation for all teaching, students were tasked with getting to know their students and to deliver at least one micro-teaching session. Additionally, they were provided with opportunities to have conversations with the school principal and their assigned mentor teacher. Initial findings suggest a favourable overall evaluation. The College is now extending this research by providing this opportunity to all incoming preservice teachers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICCE 2020 - 28th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
    EditorsHyo-Jeong So, Ma. Mercedes Rodrigo, Jon Mason, Antonija Mitrovic, Daniel Bodemer, Weichao Chen, Zhi-Hong Chen, Brendan Flanagan, Marc Jansen, Roger Nkambou, Longkai Wu
    Place of PublicationTaiwan
    PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
    Pages646-651
    Number of pages6
    Volume1
    ISBN (Electronic)9789869721455
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2020
    Event28th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2020 - Virtual, Online
    Duration: 23 Nov 202027 Nov 2020

    Publication series

    NameICCE 2020 - 28th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
    Volume1

    Conference

    Conference28th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2020
    CityVirtual, Online
    Period23/11/2027/11/20

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