A different lunch

role-play simulations in the preparation of early childhood leaders

R. Linser, Manjula Waniganayake, S. Wilks

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Abstract

This paper is based on a project where an on-line role play simulation facilitated the creation of an interactive social environment containing leadership challenges from diverse perspectives. By stepping into the roles of key stakeholders, students were required to respond to an incident at a child-care centre. Insights gained from the evaluation of simulations conducted with two groups of final year Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies students, highlighted the benefits and challenges of E-learning as a tool to promote critical thinking in relation to decision making as early childhood leaders. These findings also evoke debate about long-term implications of using on line technology in teacher education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Association of Science & Technology for Development Conference on Web-based Education
EditorsUskov V.
Place of PublicationCanada
PublisherACTA Press
Pages69-74
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventInternational Association of Science & Technology for Development Conference on Web-based Education - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 16 Feb 200418 Feb 2004

Conference

ConferenceInternational Association of Science & Technology for Development Conference on Web-based Education
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period16/02/0418/02/04

Keywords

  • role-play
  • simulations
  • E-learning
  • teaching
  • leadership

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    Linser, R., Waniganayake, M., & Wilks, S. (2004). A different lunch: role-play simulations in the preparation of early childhood leaders. In U. V. (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Association of Science & Technology for Development Conference on Web-based Education (pp. 69-74). Canada: ACTA Press.