Search results for: Schussler Deborah L.
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This exploratory study examines the effectiveness of a “virtual role-play” (VRP) tool developed to help teacher candidates effectively respond to classroom bullying by providing them with opportunities to engage in repeated, authentic practice conversations. The authors hypothesized that practice in simulated conversations provided by VRP would improve teacher candidates’ communication skills and increase their confidence in responding to classroom bullying. The findings revealed that the repeated practice afforded by VRP improved candidates’ fluency in a way that traditional role-play did not, especially given the time and logistical constraints for conducting regular role-play.
Updated: May. 10, 2017
The goal of this paper was to analyze the disposition domains teacher candidates draw from as they think about their early teaching experiences. The authors used the ICM framework which composed of three disposition domains—intellectual, cultural, and moral-as a heuristic for analyzing teacher candidates’ open-ended journals. The data indicate that candidates who possessed the greatest awareness of their dispositions also had the greatest capacity to unpack their assumptions.
Updated: Sep. 25, 2011
In this paper, the authors’ goal is to explore how teacher candidates are inclined to think through issues of content and pedagogy, the cultural backgrounds of their students, and the values driving their moral reasoning. The authors provide a heuristic that organizes dispositions around three domains - intellectual, cultural, and moral. The authors use a small sample of teacher candidate journal entries to ground the discussion of each disposition domain. The authors offer recommendations for how teacher education programs can provide opportunities for prospective teachers to consider their dispositions and to identify how their dispositions influence teaching decisions.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
The study present a model of linking teachers' knowledge about students, and technology, with teachers' practice of integrating technology with content, and across disciplinary experiences. Such a model is a necessary aid integrating technology into teacher education
Updated: Jun. 10, 2008
Teachers' thinking, practice, and development are considered through a hypertextual function – a multidimensional model linking a teacher's knowledge about students (familiarity) and technology (facility). Other variables included were the integration of technology with content (connectivity) and teachers' sense of support (collegiality).
Updated: Dec. 11, 2007