Measuring Equity Simulations

33 minutes

This week on TeachLab, host Justin Reich is joined by research scientist Joshua Littenberg-Tobias PhD. and Elizabeth Borneman M.Sc. to discuss a recently published Teaching Systems Lab efficacy study around the online course Becoming a More Equitable Educator and how well participants engaged with simulations about equity. They discuss the findings within the paper and the implications for simulation-based research.

“There's very little research into what do people actually do in these simulations. To what extent are they actually applying their learning in simulation behavior?... people might say, ‘Oh, I believe this thing, or I'm really supportive of equity,’ but when actually presented with a scenario, how do they respond to that in real time?" -  Joshua Littenberg-Tobias 


In this episode we’ll talk about:

  • The Educator Mindsets
  • The research and Topic Modeling
  • Measuring changes in behavior over time
  • Simulations for professional development
  • Differences in teacher responses


Resources and Links

Check out Becoming a More Equitable Educator: Mindsets and Practices

Watch the full webinar Digital Clinical Simulations in Online Learning Environments to Promote Equity Mindsets: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Check out the TSL research paper Measuring Equity-Promoting Behaviors in Digital Teaching Simulations: A Topic Modeling Approach

Check out Justin Reich’s book Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can't Transform Education




Produced by Aimee Corrigan and Garrett Beazley. Recorded and mixed by Garrett Beazley


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