Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/6713
Title: Six Hats in Second Life: Enhancing Preservice Teacher Learning in a Virtual World
Contributor(s): Gregory, Susanne  (author)orcid ; Masters, Yvonne  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2010
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/6713
Abstract: A well known teaching and learning strategy for teachers is Edward de Bono's 'Six Thinking Hats'. Our research examined the engagement and understanding of first year preservice teachers being taught the theory and practice of this strategy through both on-campus and Second Life (virtual) workshops. In both workshops, the six thinking hats were used to judge student response to the use of this approach in their teaching. This pilot study provides insights into the use of virtual worlds for teaching and learning. The paper clarifies methodological issues such as why the Six Thinking Hats were used and the controls that were put in place between real life and Second Life workshops. The results, the challenges that were encountered, the future plans for virtual classrooms, particularly in the area of distance education, and whether this study can be generalised beyond preservice teacher education is discussed.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: iCTLT 2010: 2nd International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology - Advancing Learning with ICT: Innovate, Collaborate, Transform, Singapore, 2nd - 6th March, 2010
Conference Details: iCTLT 2010: 2nd International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology - Advancing Learning with ICT: Innovate, Collaborate, Transform, Singapore, 2nd - 6th March, 2010
Source of Publication: International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology (iCTLT) Presentation Download
Publisher: iCTLT 2010
Place of Publication: online
Field of Research (FOR): 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130103 Higher Education
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://www.virtualclassrooms.info/papers/Six%20Hats%20in%20Second%20Life.pdf
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