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ERIC Number: EJ858542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
The Challenge of Change: Digital Video-Analysis and Constructivist Teaching Approaches on a One Year Preservice Teacher Education Program in Ireland
Rickard, Angela; McAvinia, Claire; Quirke-Bolt, Nigel
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v17 n3 p349-367 Jul 2009
The project described created a stimulating and professionally relevant way for preservice teacher education to build student teachers' skills in critical reflection, collaboration and communication. Using a constructivist approach throughout, the project's key objectives were: to help students overcome resistance to using technology; to bridge the gap between teaching practice and university learning; to build student teachers' awareness of ethical and logistical issues pertaining to recording in the classroom, and to evaluate alternative methods of assessment. Initial concerns about collaborative group work and technology were replaced by a positive appreciation of their relevance for teaching. The assessment methods were valued by the students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland