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Title: The Value of Video Stimulated Recall in Reflective Teaching Practices
Contributor(s): Reitano, Paul (author)
Publication Date: 2006
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1003
Abstract: The value of video stimulated recall as a tool to assist the development of reflective skills of teachers is well documented. Video stimulated recall is the least intrusive and yet the most inclusive way of studying classroom phenomena. It allows the teacher to 'relive' an episode of teaching by providing, in retrospect, an accurate verbalised account of his/her thought processes. Videotapes allows the teacher to examine their mental models in situ, study changes to their schemas during and after teaching episodes, and formulate new teaching models as a result. Furthermore, videotapes give the teacher more time to reflect on classroom events and look for answers. In short, video stimulated recall allows teachers to reflect and revisit recorded scenes at anytime; the videotapes can be examined to gather further specific evidence when necessary; it allows the teachers to decide for themselves what they want to focus on; and, others - critical friends - can watch episodes and make suggestions. Importantly, teachers can be the ones who are in control of stopping the tape at any time when they see themselves making a decision, describe what they were doing at that time, what alternatives they had considered and what they decided. In this way video stimulated recall allows for the elicitation of 'knowledge-in-action' or interactive cognitions. However, researchers report that teachers viewing a videotape of their lessons may find the experience highly stressful and may negate teachers' preparedness to report on what they have recalled. Other research indicates that teachers watching videotapes of their lessons may initially be distracted by their own physical appearance. Teachers' interactive cognitions are not always retrievable and therefore may be difficult, if not impossible to recall retrospectively. In this paper the strengths and limitations of this method for professional development are discussed. The experiences of two beginning teachers and two experienced teachers will be shared.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference, Sydney, Australia, 10th - 13th December, 2006
Conference Details: ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference, Sydney, Australia, 10th - 13th December, 2006
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI) Social Sciences Methodology Conference, p. 1-12
Publisher: Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI)
Field of Research (FOR): 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://www.acspri.org.au/
http://www.acspri.org.au/conference2006//proceedings/
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