Mobile video collection in preservice teacher practicum placements

Dann, Christopher Ewart and Allen, Bill (2015) Mobile video collection in preservice teacher practicum placements. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 23 (1). pp. 5-27. ISSN 1059-7069

Abstract

One of the more demanding tasks faced by teacher educators
and mentors is providing high-quality feedback for preservice students during their professional learning. The limited formative assessment currently available impacts on their professional learning. This paper reports on research into how iPhones® have been used by preservice students, supervising teachers and teacher educators to provide formative assessment to preservice teachers on practicum. A purpose-built website and iPhone® application manage communication between preservice teachers, school supervisors, university academics and the university’s professional experience unit. The app links captured images, video and written data with assessment criteria. Data from an action research project showed improvement of practicum experiences for mentors and preservice teachers. Results indicate that there is strong support for the use of mobile devices as a means to support supervising teachers in their decision-making processes. Importantly,preservice teachers have welcomed the opportunity to receive powerful visual feedback as part of an on-going formative feedback process.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 05:12
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2017 05:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: preservice teachers; iPhones; practicum
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32905

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