Educational simulation: A tool for professional and personal development of new teachers

Orly Michael, Eti Gilad


This study explored the contribution of educational simulation to NTs[1] (new teachers in their first year of teaching).We analyzed 32 responses of Israeli NTs who attended the induction workshop at a university located at the center of Israel. The research tools comprised a semi-structured interview and focus groups. The research results illustrate that the simulation helps NTs to undergo a process of re-shaping their personal and professional knowledge: experiential-experimental, theoretical and practical. Based on the findings there is a growing chance that the NTs who have experienced a simulation will reduce dropout rates in the education system and promote their professional development.

[1] Teachers in their first year of teaching

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