ERIC Number: EJ831796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
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Decisions and Reasons: Examining Preservice Teacher Decision-Making through Video Self-Analysis
Rich, Peter J.; Hannafin, Michael J.
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v20 n1 p62-94 Sep 2008
Methods used to study teacher thinking have both provided insight into the cognitive aspects of teaching and resulted in new, as yet unresolved, relationships between practice and theory. Recent developments in video-analysis tools have allowed preservice teachers to analyze both their practices and thinking, providing important feedback for self-improvement as well as insights into their thinking. In this study, four student teachers used the Video Analysis Tool to enquire about and analyze their teaching. Constant-comparative methods revealed different decision-making and reasoning patterns, indicating decisions driven primarily by teacher-centered thinking and decisions driven primarily by student-centered thinking. We discuss how understanding these differences might benefit the teacher education community and describe the implications of video analysis in both research and practice.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Teaching Methods, Grounded Theory, Decision Making, Video Technology, Educational Technology, Protocol Materials, Technology Integration, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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