Wednesday, April 13
3:20-3:40 PM

Holistic Virtual Simulation Platform for Pre-service Teachers’ Questioning and Discussion Skill Development

Brief Paper (F2F) ID: 61144
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    Minkyoung Kim
    University of West Florida
  2. Johnny Fortune
    University of West Florida
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    John Pecore
    University of West Florida

Abstract: This study explores the use of a holistic virtual simulation platform to develop pre-service teachers’ questioning and discussion skills. Asking effective questions and facilitating discussions are fundamental yet challenging skills for pre-service teachers to master. Robust experiences for pre-service teachers to practice questioning and discussion skills in a COVID-19 free environment are needed. Kolb’s (1984) experiential learning theory combined with Ericsson’s (2007) deliberate practice was used as a theoretical framework to design the holistic virtual simulation platform. The platform combines a synchronous experience using a virtual simulation where participants interact with avatar students, and an asynchronous experience using a learning management system for skill development. Mentor feedback based on the Danielson (2013) rubric was provided throughout both the synchronous and asynchronous events. Using a mixed-method approach, pre-service teachers’ questioning and discussion skill development and their experience of using the holistic virtual simulation platform were explored.

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