Virtual environments and the ongoing work of becoming a Singapore teacher

Steven J. Zuiker, Doreen Ang

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Abstract

The study explores the intersection between cyberinfrastructure and models of teacher education and professional development in Singapore. A case study explores how a pre-service and an in-service workshop in a virtual environment support efforts to understand and enlist constructivist pedagogies for classroom learning and to foster continuous teacher learning. The study involves a survey of participants' concerns and perceived challenges in light of prior experiences, to understand potential similarities and differences between current and future teachers. The results indicate complementary experiences between in-service and pre-service participants. Results also indicate the need for further inquiry into using virtual environments to support integrated models of professional development and teacher education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-43
Number of pages10
JournalInternet and Higher Education
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Constructivism
  • Educational games
  • Virtual environments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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