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ERIC Number: EJ831333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Teachers' Sense-Making Strategies while Watching Video of Mathematics Instruction
Colestock, Adam; Sherin, Miriam Gamoran
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v17 n1 p7-29 2009
Recent years have seen an increase in the use of video for teacher education and professional development accompanied by widespread recognition that to be beneficial, video must be used in activities that induce particular modes of inquiry. However, little is known about how teachers typically watch video. The present study investigates the use of five strategies that teachers use for making sense of classroom instruction that they have watched on video. Data was collected from 15 middle and high school mathematics teachers who watched four 3-8 minute clips of instruction and described what they had just viewed. Results indicate that teachers employ a variety of sense-making strategies while interpreting classroom video. Implications for teacher research and professional development are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California