Virtual simulations for mathematics teacher training: prospects and considerations. A key aspect of this case study was to exploit the affordances offered by digital simulations for bridging the classic gap between teacher preparation and practice. Using the simulated classroom simSchool as a virtual field experience, a teaching experiment focused on mathematics education and on technology use was conducted. Both undergraduate and graduate education students participated in the study. Findings suggest that participants appreciated simulations as virtual environments that provide the opportunity to practice and experiment on particular teaching approaches, in a safe environment. Nevertheless, they also expressed a number of concerns related to how simulations compared with real classroom experiences.
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- Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Maria; Mavrou, Katerina: Virtual simulations for mathematics teacher training: prospects and considerations (2013) MathEduc