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Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers Interruptions in Field Experience Placements During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Breakout 11, Educators Strand, June 15, 2020, 10:50 am - 11:15 am

 In Teacher Education, the heart of learning culminates in field-based experiences. When these become interrupted, as happened during the COVID-19 pandemic, teacher educators can be challenged to create alternate learning opportunities. One professor used written and video-based case studies in lieu of cancelled field placements. Survey responses indicate students believed course adjustments were useful and provided meaningful learning experiences for them: 52% said they benefitted most from the case studies and showed a small preference for video formats over written cases. Case studies, then, can help effectively create meaningful learning opportunities analogous to field experiences, and promote engagement during remote learning.

Martonia Gaskill, Assistant Professor Teacher Education, Dawn Mollenkopf, Teacher Education