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 Virtual Professional Experience
 Innovative assessment using a 3D virtual world with
 pre-service teachers

VirtualPrex is a mechanism whereby pre-service teachers can gain skills, confidence and techniques to support their real life professional experience prior to practicum by the use of virtual worlds.
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VirtualPREX role-plays
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About the Project

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 classrooms.

A strong 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 Australia.

Recognising 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.

Project Member Institutions UNEDEHub Logo

Curtin    CSU       RMIT