DIViATE Digital Video Analysis in Teacher Education
Purpose of DiViATE
Equipment & Documentation
Reflect more deeply on own teaching
Build skills in small group collaborative work
Learn and use technologies relevant to teaching
Prepare effectively for interviews
Have further evidence of students in the classroom
Engage in focused reflective discussion about teaching practice
Wednesday morning sessions (alternate weeks)
Guidance and facilitation by tutor
Autonomous small working group (4 students)
Using digital camcorder
Editing and Presenting multi-media clips
Timetable Weds mornings – A/B tutorials alternate weeks Five Technical Workshops (9-11 a.m. non-tutorial days) Detailed schedule in Moodle Starting Week 4 for Group A & Week 5 for Group B Digital camcorder Intro to Mac & simple video creation Editing footage Editing students’ own classroom footage Finalise clips, embed in ppt & export to drive/disk A:
Close peer working relationships (e.g. giving & receiving feedback)
Reflection & presentation skills
Research & evaluation
Peers (mobile, Moodle & email) School (cooperating teacher) Tutor & external supervisor (reporting to; seeking advice from and informing of any difficulties)
Letter to parents Cameras & especially recordings Tapes and files deleted end of year
Equipment & documentation Equipment – ONE PER TEAM Camera & tripod MacBooks & Dell PC laptops (with case) External hard-drives Documentation (all available on Moodle) Data-protection form Equipment lending agreement form Minutes of meetings, analysis etc.
Assessment Teacher as Critically Reflective Practitioner:
Action Research Assignment: 70 marks
Portfolio & Interview: 80 marks
Total 150 marks Submission date for Portfolio: 12th April 2011
Assessment - Portfolio 1. Reflective writing on your development as a teacher Includes: ‘Opening statement’, brief reflective assignments and an end of year ‘Closing Statement’ (Cumulative word count: 3,000 words) 2. Final presentation for the interview (in a folder with integrated clips) 3. Five 'artefacts' (e.g. lesson plan, class tests, student survey) to symbolise professional development
Assessment of REFLECTION on teaching (not an assessment of teaching)
Conducted after submission of portfolio
Total time 20 minutes (max)
Presentation: 5 to 7 min.
Interview: 10 to 15 mins.
Interviewers: your tutor and A. N. Other
Student Feedback ‘the most beneficial part was the group work’(Female student, 2006) ‘I enjoyed the group work and mixing with other subject teachers’(Female student, 2006) ‘The requirement to work in teams was a significant plus’.(Male student, 2006) ‘Positive, as each member possessed a variety of skills and talents that were pooled together. It was a learning experience in many regards, learning from each other and sharing ideas’(from questionnaire, 2007)
Student Feedback ‘I found the viewing and analysing of each member’s video […] to be very beneficial, as trusted feedback was given and together we discussed ways of improving and developing our teaching skills and our lessons.’(from questionnaire, 2007) ‘Before this, as my group know, I had not even sent an email. Now I am very capable of editing a movie and using PowerPoint’.(Female Student, 2006).
Student Feedback ‘Although basic, the skills I learned through recording, editing and presenting have given me a certain confidence. I never would have thought of myself as being very technical …I found that I am quite capable at the technical side of things. And to my greater surprise I enjoyed it immensely’.(Female student, written reflection 2007).