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Preservice teachers’ confidence and preferred teaching strategies using TeachLivE ™ Virtual Learning Environment: a two-step cluster analysis

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posted on 2024-06-06, 12:17 authored by Susan Ledger, Z Ersozlu, John Fischetti
TeachLivE TM, a mixed reality learning environment originating from University of Central Florida (2011), has recently been introduced to the Australian preservice teaching context by the public university B (2016) and the public university A (2017). This paper, the first of a program of research mapping the implementation of TeachLivE TM within the Australian context, captures preservice teachers' (PSTs) reflections on their initial interactions with the mixed reality learning environment. The study highlights preferred teaching strategies and teaching confidences during initial interactions in the simulation laboratory and introduces a quality measure within the reflective practice process. A Two-Step Cluster analysis of 322 PSTs was conducted. Results showed a positive impact of reflective practice and revealed that most preservice teachers preferred 'Questioning' and 'Direct Instruction' methods of delivering micro-teaching lessons. The authors offer a typology of teaching strategies, confidences and a quality measure for teacher educators.

History

Journal

Eurasia journal of mathematics, science and technology education

Volume

15

Pagination

1-17

Location

London, UK.

ISSN

1305-8215

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2019 by the authors; licensee Modestum Ltd., UK.

Issue

3

Publisher

Modestum