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|Other Titles:||The Value of Computer Simulations in Teacher Training|
computer simulation;teacher training;preservice teacher
|Issue Date:||2015-05-26 09:03:40 (UTC+8)|
Computer simulations used in teacher education received little attention until the sixties when several training programs were developed. During the seventies the popularity of computer simulations increased in many fields of education; the simulations, however, were particularly popular in science education and teacher training in special education. Today the use of simulations is increasing at all levels of education. Many researchers have recently recommended computer simulations as an effective tool for teacher training. Currently, most simulations are applied to general instruction (students as users); only a few are applied to teacher training (teachers/preservice teachers as users). The situation in Taiwan is even worse--simulations used in teacher training are hardly seen. Teachers in the 21st century will face more challenges than ever. The approaches for teacher training, therefore, must be multi-dimensional. Taking the advantages of technologies and information seems a good alternative as well as a developing trend for teacher training. Computer simulations, which are advantageous in many ways, could provide a solution for this demand. The main purpose of this article is to manifest the necessity and value of applying computer simulations in teacher training by providing theoretical bases and empirical findings. Some principles for developing simulation programs are suggested as well.
|Relation:||國立中山大學共同科學報創刊號, 1, 167-179.|
|Appears in Collections:||[教育學系] 期刊論文|
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