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Using classroom videos to stimulate professional conversations among pre-service teachers: Windows into a mathematics classroom

journal contribution
posted on 11.06.2019, 00:00 authored by JJ Watters, CM Diezmann, Loan DaoLoan Dao
This paper reports on the novel use of classroom videos by 71 pre-service teachers enrolled in a one-year graduate diploma pre-service teacher education program across three Australian universities. The classroom videos were of an experienced teacher delivering a Year-6 mathematics lesson. Students observed, discussed and debated practices that were evident. Data were collected via observation protocols and through recorded focussed discussions. Pre-service teachers, even at the early phase of their course, were able to articulate theoretical explanations for events occurring in the lesson. All students, irrespective of the progression in the course, lamented the absence of prior opportunities to engage in analysis and discussion of classroom lessons. The study reinforces the value of dialectical interactions focussed on authentic teaching scenarios.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

46

Issue

3

Start Page

239

End Page

255

Number of Pages

17

eISSN

1469-2945

ISSN

1359-866X

Publisher

Routledge, Australia

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

24/09/2017

External Author Affiliations

Australian Catholic University; Queensland University of Technology

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education