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New Innovation and Idea | Social Science | Antigua and Barbuda | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023
Branching Scenarios: A Strategy to Increase Teacher Candidates' Knowledge of Classroom Management Methods
Abstract: This paper details a study conducted on teacher education students enrolled in an Education Foundations course using the Hyflexmodality. HyFlex (Hybrid - Flexible) classrooms are a teaching approach that allows students to choose whether to attend classes in person or remotely, according to their preferences or circumstances. Select course modules focused on classroom management concepts and strategies using school - related case studies that incorporated branching scenarios. Branching scenarios are dynamic and immersive instructional tools that allow learners to determine what comes next in a case study. Five teacher candidates participated in the study, which included a pre - and posttest. The pre - test was composed of traditional case studies with multiple - choice questions without branching scenarios. The post - test included case studies with question options that featured branching scenarios. A paired - samples t - test was used to compare the mean scores for the pre - and post - tests, two occasions. Results indicate that mean scores increased after the intervention of classroom management case studies with branching scenarios. The teacher candidates were positively impacted by this novel instructional tool.
Keywords: branching scenarios, interactive learning, classroom management, hyflex classroom
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,
Pages: 149 - 155