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ERIC Number: EJ1167055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1756-1108
Can You Tube It? Providing Chemistry Teachers with Technological Tools and Enhancing Their Self-Efficacy Beliefs
Blonder, Ron; Jonatan, Moshe; Bar-Dov, Ziva; Benny, Naama; Rap, Shelley; Sakhnini, Sohair
Chemistry Education Research and Practice, v14 n3 p269-285 Jul 2013
The goal of this research was to examine the change in the skills, Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) and self-efficacy beliefs of chemistry teachers regarding video editing and using YouTube videos in high-school chemistry lessons, as a result of a professional development program that focused on editing YouTube videos and the accompanying teaching pedagogy. Sixteen experienced chemistry teachers participated in a professional development course regarding video editing skills and the use of videos in chemistry teaching in Israel. Research tools consisted of (1) a pre-post questionnaire, (2) interviews with teachers, (3) an analysis of the videos they edited (which were part of the course assignment), and (4) follow-up interviews conducted ten months after the end of the course. It was found that teachers improved their skills and developed a unique TPACK that combines videos with chemistry teaching needs. Self-efficacy beliefs were found to be high for most of the teachers: they all trusted in their ability to integrate videos in their chemistry teaching but not all of them were confident in their video editing skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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