Advantages of Simulated Teaching Method
Cruick Shank has described the following advantages of simulated Teaching Method
- Student-teachers are helped in a variety of ways through simulated training. It helps in developing self-confidence among them.
- This technique helps in linking theory with practice of teaching.
- Student-teachers are given an opportunity to study and analyze critical teaching problems.
- Student-teacher understand the behavioral problems of the classroom and develop insight to encounter them.
- Simulated training provides feedback to student teachers to modify their behavior.
- It helps in developing social skills like social manners and etiquettes among the student-teachers.
- There is self-monitoring in simulated-training. It reinforces the student-teachers for the desired behavior.
- It helps in developing efficiency in student- teachers and in predicting consequences of teaching before going to actual classroom
- As a result of role-playing, it helps in the development of critical-thinking in student-teachers.
Disadvantages of Simulated Teaching Method
Following the limitations of simulation in teaching
- In simulation role-playing is done in artificial situations which are un-psychological and impracticable.
- Simulation is like socio-drama or sort of gaming, which reduces seriousness of learning.
- No emphasis is given on teaching skills or content-taught only the social behavior is considered.
- It requires the supervision by training personnel which are generally not available or not devoted to their duties.
- Simulation attempts to portray the real situations in a simple way, which in general, are very complex and difficult.