Cartoon-based Teaching Simulation that Helps Student Teachers Improve Their Lesson Plans
Abstract: Cartoon-based teaching simulation is a training method whereby student teachers create and revise their lesson plans from the viewpoint of learners. This method is expected to encourage student teachers to imagine learners’ perspectives more effectively by developing lesson plans in the form of cartoons. This paper examines actual improvements of the lesson plans based on the cartoon-based teaching simulation. The results showed that the cartoon-based teaching simulation helps student teachers improve their lesson plans to some extent, but the student teachers sometimes could not apply necessary improvements based on the ideas that they planned while drawing and reviewing cartoons. This implies necessity of appropriate scaffolds for the student teachers.
Presider: Kiera Chase, UC Berkeley