Innovative Uses of Visual Technologies in Initial Teacher Education: Changing Policy to Support Practice during COVID-19

Adams, Megan and Brooks, Tim and Fitzgerald, Angela and George, Sindu and Cooper, Rebecca (2021) Innovative Uses of Visual Technologies in Initial Teacher Education: Changing Policy to Support Practice during COVID-19. Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy, 6 (1). pp. 1-23.

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Abstract

In Australia, schools and faculties of education are mandated to abide by a policy requiring preservice teachers (pst s), to complete supervised professional placement (pe) in schools. The pe are drawn upon to meet the assessment criteria for degree completion. Two strategies are reported that supported individuals and education institutions to meet policy requirements while in lockdown. First, technology was used to overcome the challenge of providing pe for hundreds of pst s by supporting online learning experiences. In the second, visual technologies were used to support pst s to meet the needs of an assessment criterion. Findings indicate that innovative solutions to challenges with pe and related assessments at the university can be mobilized in a short time frame using visual technologies. Further findings indicate that, in unprecedented times, policies developed for use in different contexts can be met with innovative collaborative efforts with a focused goal that transcend seemingly insurmountable challenges.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2022 01:09
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2022 01:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: visual technologies against social isolation; visual technologies; Initial Teacher Education; preservice teachers; professional placement; innovation; covid-19; pandemic
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/23644583-bja10016
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/50645

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