The introduction of digital technology to video use has opened up new opportunities for raising the quality of teaching and learning. This book provides the first integrated account of how digital video can be used to develop teaching competence. It shows not only how using video can help teachers move towards more dialogic forms of teaching and learning, but also how such change benefits pupils’ learning and behaviour.
Based on extensive literature reviews this book provides an overview of "visual teacher learning" and summarises what is known about instructional improvements that teachers can achieve by engaging in it. These reviews and the author’s empirical studies explain the activities, processes and organisational conditions needed for implementing visual teacher learning in teacher education and professional development.
The book concludes with practical resources for practitioners incorporating the lessons drawn from theory and research.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Imaging teacher learning. From analog to digital 3. Changing instruction through Visual Teacher Learning 4. The power of video feedback with structured viewing guides 5. In search of effective guidance for preservice teachers’ viewing of classroom video 6. Activating learners. The impact of peer coaching with video on teaching and learning 7. The production of classroom video 8. Using video for activating instruction 9. Resources for practitioners References Abbreviations Credits Index
Niels Brouwer is a leading teacher educator and researcher whose work focusses on the effectiveness of teacher education and professional development. His work received international awards and reaches audiences worldwide.
"Digital video has in the last decades become the single most helpful tool for advancing teaching and teacher education. This comprehensive and multi-faceted book covers the power and effectiveness of this seminal medium in an impressive way."
Kurt Reusser, Professor emeritus, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
"The Visual Teacher Learning model developed by Niels Brouwer places at the core of teachers’ work how they bring learners to engage with the content of learning, which entails the cognitive, emotional and social domains. The principles of learning that the author expects teachers to enact in their interactions with pupils are also the principles to be modelled by teacher educators when using the VTL model, thus successfully bridging theory and practice. In the numerous examples of the uses and benefits of this approach to enhance teachers’ work with learners, the author and his collaborators recognise and address the demands faced by teachers, whether novice, beginning or experienced. This book will make a significant contribution to developing teacher educators’ competencies for using Visual Teacher Learning in their work."
Carmen Montecinos, Professor of Psychology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile