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ERIC Number: EJ1048625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: EISSN-1072-4303
Supervisor Use of Video as a Tool in Teacher Reflection
Baecher, Laura; McCormack, Bede; Kung, Shiao-Chuan
TESL-EJ, v18 n3 Nov 2014
Supervisors play a critical role in fostering teacher candidates' reflective thinking on their practice, yet too often it is the supervisor, rather than the teacher, doing most of the observation work. Video-based supervision offers a promising alternative, as teachers have an opportunity to examine their own lesson and thus engage with the supervisor in a more collaborative conference. In this paper, we explore the ways supervisors approach video in their conferencing with teachers as a vehicle for teacher reflective practice at one TESOL master's program in the USA. We examine what supervisors find salient in video observations, how they approach teachers when reviewing a lesson using video as a means to ground observation in evidence, and the struggles they encounter when trying to foster teacher reflection. We conclude with suggestions for implementing video-based supervision.
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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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