How to use SL and VirtualPREX tools
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|The overarching purpose of this
project is to investigate how to design and implement a 3D virtual
environment to facilitate effective formative assessment of teaching
practice in order to assist pre-service teachers to acquire a better
range of professional skills and better confidence in and more
realistic awareness of their skills before being placed in real life
professional experience component is acknowledged as essential to
teacher preparation, and school-based practice sessions to allow
students to apply pedagogical theories in a realistic teaching
situation are integral to all pre-service teacher education programs in
that formative assessment explicitly designed to promote effective
learning is the single most powerful educational tool available for
both supporting high-quality learning and empowering lifelong learners,
our project will design and implement a virtual professional experience
environment, VirtualPREX, incorporating formative assessment and a
constructivist approach to provide pre-service teachers with
experiences that reflect the complex, diverse and multi-faceted nature
of a teacher’s role in classrooms, schools and the broader community.
Students will be provided with a virtual primary school classroom in
which to practise their classroom teaching skills through role-play,
learning, teaching, evaluation, reflection and
self/peer/educator-assessment, prior to their first PREX or between
PREX to consolidate learning.