simSchool
Impacts of Teaching Virtual Students

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simSchool
 A „flight simulator‟ for
teaching
Uses a computational model of
teaching and learning

 Supports practice &
r...
simSchool‟s „Interactive Engine‟
What
context
teachers
see

Independent
Variables

Observable
Variables

student
outcomes
...
3-Aspect simStudent Personality
(Hidden Variables)

 Openness to
learning
 Conscientiousness
 Extroversion or
introvers...
Interpersonal Circumplex
(Hidden Variables)

Teachers and
students
interact with
one another by
negotiating
power and
affi...
Dynamically Generated Profiles
(Observable Variables)

 A text database of
personality
elements allows 5
statements per
e...
Student Behavior
(Observable Variables)
Body posture offers clues

“I am trying
hard to
complete my work”

Verbal response...
What Teachers Do
(Independent Variables)

 Select Tasks
Emotional, Physical & Cognitive current states of
students intera...
simSchool Theories
 Zone of Proximal Development

 OCEAN model of psychology
 Physical model of sensation-perception
 ...
Zone of Proximal Development

TASK Requirements

Time on Task

ZPD of the STUDENT

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Dynamics of Task Completion

Sally
Task

V

A

K

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Dynamic Landscapes
Task
Student

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Impacts across studies since 2006

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Impacts across studies since 2006 show
increases in:
 Instructional Self-Efficacy (confidence in one‟s
competence),
 Lea...
Impacts in 2007
 Instructional Self-Efficacy gains were significant and
roughly twice as large as gains in the comparison...
Impacts in 2008
 Significant gains (p < .001) in Instructional Self-Efficacy,
with an effect size of .44
 Significant ga...
Impacts in 2011
 Gains in Instructional Self-Efficacy (p < .01, one-tailed
hypothesis),
 Learning Locus of Control (p < ...
Conclusions
 Findings reported to date illustrate that simulations are
capable of modeling a wide range of student learni...
simSchool
Impacts of Teaching Virtual Students

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  1. 1. simSchool Impacts of Teaching Virtual Students Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J 22.10.2013
  2. 2. simSchool  A „flight simulator‟ for teaching Uses a computational model of teaching and learning  Supports practice & reflection re: teaching challenges * Classroom management * Instructional activity design * Psychology of learning Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  3. 3. simSchool‟s „Interactive Engine‟ What context teachers see Independent Variables Observable Variables student outcomes Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J What teachers do Hidden Variables Dependent Variables How students react
  4. 4. 3-Aspect simStudent Personality (Hidden Variables)  Openness to learning  Conscientiousness  Extroversion or introversion  Agreeableness  Neuroticism emotional stability Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J  Visual  Auditory  Kinesthetic  Expected academic performance
  5. 5. Interpersonal Circumplex (Hidden Variables) Teachers and students interact with one another by negotiating power and affiliation Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  6. 6. Dynamically Generated Profiles (Observable Variables)  A text database of personality elements allows 5 statements per element  This produces 5 ^ 10 or 9.7 million written profiles Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  7. 7. Student Behavior (Observable Variables) Body posture offers clues “I am trying hard to complete my work” Verbal responses reflect student‟s internal state Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  8. 8. What Teachers Do (Independent Variables)  Select Tasks Emotional, Physical & Cognitive current states of students interact with task requirements A Zone of Proximal Development determines time-tosuccess on task and effects student attitudes  Talk to simStudents Questions, observations, or assertions about academic or, behavioral issues Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  9. 9. simSchool Theories  Zone of Proximal Development  OCEAN model of psychology  Physical model of sensation-perception  Social Expectation States Theory concerning tasks  Complex Systems  System dynamics Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  10. 10. Zone of Proximal Development TASK Requirements Time on Task ZPD of the STUDENT Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  11. 11. Dynamics of Task Completion Sally Task V A K Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J O C E A N n…
  12. 12. Dynamic Landscapes Task Student Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  13. 13. Impacts across studies since 2006 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  14. 14. Impacts across studies since 2006 show increases in:  Instructional Self-Efficacy (confidence in one‟s competence),  Learner Locus of Control (the teacher‟s sense of responsibility for learning results)  Teaching Skills (self-estimates) (Knezek, Fisser, Gibson, Christensen, & Tyler-Wood, 2012)  Pedagogical Balance (confidence viz experience) Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  15. 15. Impacts in 2007  Instructional Self-Efficacy gains were significant and roughly twice as large as gains in the comparison group  Learning Locus of Control movement was noted in the direction of stronger belief that the teacher can influence a student‟s achievement potential. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  16. 16. Impacts in 2008  Significant gains (p < .001) in Instructional Self-Efficacy, with an effect size of .44  Significant gains from pre- to post-assessment in the Teaching Skills subscale (p < .001), with an effect size of .44 Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  17. 17. Impacts in 2011  Gains in Instructional Self-Efficacy (p < .01, one-tailed hypothesis),  Learning Locus of Control (p < .01, one-tailed)  Teaching Skills (p < .03, one-tailed) …were sufficiently large (p < .05) to reject the null hypothesis of occurrence by chance. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  18. 18. Conclusions  Findings reported to date illustrate that simulations are capable of modeling a wide range of student learning, and can be envisioned as having significant impacts on improvements in teaching.  The findings of different gains in treatment versus comparison group indicators can be interpreted as evidence that the instruments work and that the simulator is useful. Further research is needed to verify long-term impacts of simSchool on teacher quality and K-12 student learning. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  19. 19. simSchool Impacts of Teaching Virtual Students Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J 22.10.2013

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