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dc.contributor.authorMasters, Y.
dc.contributor.authorGregory, S.
dc.contributor.authorDalgarno, B.
dc.contributor.authorReiners, Torsten
dc.contributor.authorKnox, V.
dc.contributor.editorSue Gregory, Mark J.W. Lee, Barney Dalgarno
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T10:37:19Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T10:37:19Z
dc.date.created2015-07-16T06:21:49Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationMasters, Y. and Gregory, S. and Dalgarno, B. and Reiners, T. and Knox, V. 2015. VirtualPREX: Providing virtual professional experience for pre-service teachers, in Virtual Worlds for Online Learning: Cases and Applications, Gregory, S. and Lee, M. and Dalgarno, B. (ed), pp. 3-24. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/4209
dc.description.abstract

Professional experience (or practicum) is problematic within teacher education courses because preparation for, and the quality of , placements can be inconsistent. Pre-service teachers can commence their first placement without some of the requisite skills and off-campus pre-service teachers do not always have opportunities to practise any skills at all pre-placement. VirtualPREX is an innovative approach to professional experience preparation, providing opportunities for practice in a virtual world such as Second Life. In the chapter the authors outline the rationale for this innovation and then report on the data from the pilot trials of the VirtualPREX role plays where pre-service teachers role-played the teacher and students in a Second Life virtual classroom. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the next steps in the project.

dc.publisherNova Science Publishers
dc.titleVirtualPREX: Providing virtual professional experience for pre-service teachers
dc.typeBook Chapter
dcterms.source.startPage3
dcterms.source.endPage24
dcterms.source.titleVirtual Worlds for Online Learning - Cases and Applications
dcterms.source.isbn9781634821940
dcterms.source.placeNew York
dcterms.source.chapter11
curtin.departmentSchool of Information Systems
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available


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