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Exploring the effectiveness of clinical simulations to develop student teachers’ parent-teacher communication competence

Authors
  • De Coninck, Karen
  • Keppens, Karolien
  • Valcke, Martin
  • Dehaene, Heidelinde
  • De Neve, Jan
  • Vanderlinde, Ruben
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2022
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/02671522.2021.1961291
OAI: oai:archive.ugent.be:8739381
Source
Ghent University Institutional Archive
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Language
English
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Abstract

This study investigated the effectiveness of clinical simulations (CS) as an instructional strategy to prepare student teachers to conduct parent-teacher conferences. A pre-test/post-test study was set up in order to study the impact of online (n = 181) and face-to-face CS (n = 95) on student teachers' parent-teacher communication competence (PTCC). Assessment of PTCC development was based on a video-based instrument and a self-efficacy scale. Results suggested that both types of CS are effective instructional strategies to improve student teachers' PTCC. Both student teachers' self-efficacy beliefs and situation-specific skills regarding parent-teacher communication improved. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.

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