Student Teachers’ Discourse During Puppetry-Based Microteaching
This study investigates how puppetry-based tabletop microteaching systems can contribute to student teacher training compared with normal microteaching. The study analyzes student teachers’ discourse using a puppetry-based microteaching system called “EduceBoard” introduced to a university class. The analysis included an epistemic network analysis to identify the specific features that influence changes and clarify particular discourse patterns that were found and a qualitative analysis of the discourse data. Results indicate that the puppetry-based microteaching and improvisational dialogs that it elicited enhanced student teachers’ practical insights and gave them the opportunity to develop their students’ learning and run the class smoothly.
KeywordsMicroteaching Teacher education Puppetry
This work was supported in part by JSPS KAKENHI Grants-in-Aids for Scientific Research (B) (Nos. JP26282060, JP26282045, JP26282058, JP15H02937, & JP17H02001) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, as well as the National Science Foundation (DRL-1661036, DRL-1713110), the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The opinions, findings, and conclusions do not reflect the views of the funding agencies, cooperating institutions, or other individuals.
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