SimSchool: Enhancing Teacher Preparation through Simulated Classrooms
Tuesday, March 8 10:15-10:45 AM Location: Hermitage B
Abstract: Outcomes from using a simulated teaching environment with pre-service teacher candidates are presented. Results of analyses for the areas of pedagogical practices and teaching skills are used to illustrate that changes in pre-service educators can be assessed as a direct outcome of activities completed within the simulated environment. Major outcomes to date indicate that teacher candidates gain a sense of instructional self-efficacy (confidence in their competence) more rapidly using the simulator, compared to traditional teacher preparation classes and related activities.