‘Bringing theory to life’: findings from an evaluation of the use of interactive video within an initial teacher preparation programme

Mitchell, N., MARSH, BRIAN, Hobson, A.J. and Sorensen, P. (2010) ‘Bringing theory to life’: findings from an evaluation of the use of interactive video within an initial teacher preparation programme Teacher Development, 14 (1). pp. 15-27. ISSN 1366-4530

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Abstract

The development of interactive video technology offers teacher educators new possibilities for working with student teachers. This article draws on the evaluation of a project in England that used the internet to link a university teacher education faculty with local partner schools in which remotely operated Internet Protocol cameras and microphones were mounted in classrooms. During sessions at the university, tutors were able to make use of contemporaneous examples of classroom activity to illustrate their teaching, providing demonstrations that contextualised the theoretical and decontextualised the practical, assisting student teachers in developing an understanding of the relationship between theory and practice at an early stage of their initial teacher preparation course. Such systems have the potential to link university-based teacher educators and school-based practitioners in a number of ways and could play a part in the development of closer and perhaps more decentralised partnerships between schools and higher education institutions.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: teachers; teacher education
Subjects: X000 Education
X000 Education > X100 Teacher Education
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1080/13664531003696543
Faculties: Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Education > Education Research Centre
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2010
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2013 08:55
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/7191

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