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ERIC Number: EJ1033164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Modeling and Measuring the Structure of Professional Vision in Preservice Teachers
Seidel, Tina; Stürmer, Kathleen
American Educational Research Journal, v51 n4 p739-771 Aug 2014
Professional vision has been identified as an important element of teacher expertise that can be developed in teacher education. It describes the use of knowledge to notice and interpret significant features of classroom situations. Three aspects of professional vision have been described by qualitative research: describe, explain, and predict classroom situations. We refer to these aspects in order to model professional vision. We developed a video-based instrument to empirically test the model. The results show that our measure to assess aspects of professional vision differentiates between description, explanation, and prediction. The study provides insight into the structure of professional vision, allowing us to conceptualize it theoretically and discuss the targeted use for teaching and formative assessment of preservice teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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