ERIC Number: ED361325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Student Reactions to Using Video Cases for Evaluation of Early Field Experiences.
Pape, Sharon L.; McIntyre, D. John
Case studies have emerged as a viable tool for exposing novice teachers to mundane and unique situations that might be encountered in the classroom. This paper discusses the utilization of video taped case studies as a valid method for assessing the reactions and perceptions of preservice teachers to an introductory field observation course. Students observed unrehearsed video taped segments of classroom interactions from elementary and secondary classrooms and were asked to describe significant events. In addition, they were asked to make judgments regarding the teacher's behavior and interaction with the pupils. This process is utilized not only as an instructional tool but also as a vehicle for assessing the students observational skills. Students report that assessment of their skills via the video cases provides them with a more realistic opportunity to implement the experiences, knowledge, and skills gained throughout the semester. Several distinct topics emerged as this project was developed and include: content of the video segments, the process of taking a video examination, technical aspects of technology and their effects on learning, evaluation and financial and collegial support. (Author/LL)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluative Thinking, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Student Reaction, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Summer Workshop of the Association of Teacher Educators (Pittsburgh, PA, 1993).