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ERIC Number: EJ876916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1040-2454
Promoting Reflection among Science Student Teachers Using a Web-Based Video Analysis Tool
Bryan, Lynn A.; Recesso, Art
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, v23 n1 p31-39 Fall 2006
Recent efforts to design teacher education experiences using reflection as a philosophical orientation (Abell & Bryan, 1997) have shown that such experiences are influencing the way that teachers think about their practice, specifically teachers' personal beliefs about teaching and learning. In this paper, we introduce the design and implementation of a video analysis tool that we are using to promote self-reflection and collaborative reflection in capstone courses for student teachers. Our use of this video analysis tool, VAT (, is based on a theoretically grounded rationale that draws on the parallels between conceptual change teaching (Strike & Posner, 1992) and coaching reflective practice. The description of our VAT implementation in student teaching courses is organized according to the three elements of the parallels between conceptual change learning and reflection in teacher development. In addition, we discuss the central role and necessity of student teachers working through tensions in thinking in the processes of learning to teach and refining one's practices. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia