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Why use designed experiences in MUVEs in teacher education? A rationale and example
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, , Georgia State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

In order to prepare for the profession, pre-service teachers should be given multiple opportunities to practice actually being teachers, and then fine-tune their practice through critical reflection. Due to logistical and time constraints in teacher education programs, it is difficult to provide pre-service teachers with authentic experiences that encompass all aspects of being a teacher. Multi- User Virtual Environments (MUVEs) may be tools that can help provide simulated experiences. This paper provides a rationale and theoretical framework to help guide the design of such experiences, and a detailed description of a series of simulated parent teacher conferences conducted with a group of pre-service teachers in a MUVE as an example.

Citation

Puvirajah, A. & Calandra, B. (2012). Why use designed experiences in MUVEs in teacher education? A rationale and example. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2604-2608). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 25, 2019 from .

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