ERIC Number: EJ1026363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Pre-Service Teachers' Use of Tools to Systematically Analyze Teaching and Learning
Chung, Huy Q.; van Es, Elizabeth A.
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v20 n2 p113-135 2014
Learning to systematically analyze the relationship between teaching and student learning is an important but difficult skill to engender in teachers. In this study, we examine how pre-service teachers who were introduced to a framework for analyzing teaching in a video-based teacher education course drew on this tool to analyze their own practice after the conclusion of the course. We conceptualize the framework as a conceptual tool that scaffolds pre-service teachers to learn to attend to particular dimensions of teaching and learning and to analyze how their teaching influences student learning. Using the Portfolio Assessment for California Teachers-Teaching Event of 14 English language arts pre-service teachers, we conducted a qualitative analysis to examine the extent to which they applied this framework to analyze their own practice after the conclusion of the course, as well as different strategies they adopted as they analyzed their teaching practice. Findings suggest that pre-service teachers made progress in using the framework to study their teaching, but development of sub-skills for all four facets are needed to develop more productive analyses of teaching and student learning. This study has important implications for the design of teacher education that intends to support pre-service teachers in developing tools for learning to learn from their teaching practice.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Video Technology, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Education Courses, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Correlation, Qualitative Research, Teacher Evaluation, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflection, English Instruction, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Student Evaluation, Observation, Teaching Methods, Teacher Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California
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