Using a web-enabled video system to support student–teachers’ self-reflection in teaching practice

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Abstract

With the goal of promoting student–teachers to reflect on their teaching performance, a web-enabled video system was developed to permit them to record their classroom performance and then retrieve online videos of their teaching for self-reflection. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of online videos in facilitating self-reflection amongst student–teachers. Eight student–teachers from four disciplines were invited to use the video system to reflect on their teaching in two lessons. A content analysis was conducted to compare the reflective notes made by the student–teachers before and after browsing the videos of their teaching. The results indicated that video browsing prompted student–teachers to generate an additional 50 per cent of reflective notes and stimulated them to significantly increase the depth of their reflective thoughts in the areas of discipline and classroom management, and professional knowledge on teaching. Building on the gains achieved in this way, student–teachers can subsequently engage in in-depth professional dialogue with their teacher supervisors. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1772-1782
JournalComputers & Education
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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Kong, S. C. (2010). Using a web-enabled video system to support student–teachers’ self-reflection in teaching practice. Computers & Education, 55(4), 1772-1782.

Keywords

  • Evaluation of CAL systems
  • Improving classroom teaching
  • Multimedia/hypermedia systems
  • Pedagogical issues
  • Post-secondary education