Tuesday, June 25
4:10-4:30 PM

Using authentic video cases and asynchronous online discussion to teach classroom management

Brief Paper ID: 54870
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    Tsering Wangyal
    National Institute of Education, Singapore
  2. Angela Wong Foong Ling
    National Institute of Education, Singapore
  3. Yiong Hwee Teo
    National Institute of Education, Singapore

Abstract: Traditionally, text based cases were used to teach Classroom Management (CM) skills to student teachers at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. Learner feedback revealed that these were not stimulating and authentic enough. This study investigated the use of video cases depicting authentic classroom scenarios and asynchronous online discussion (AOD) to provide student teachers the opportunity to collaboratively analyse, reflect and develop multiple perspectives about classroom management practices. The objective was to compensate our inability to place student teachers in different classroom situations before their practicum and eventual school deployment for such purposes. The participants of this study were 127 Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) student teachers reading a core course in classroom management. This paper will elaborate on the background and conceptualization of the study, the research methodology used, findings, implications and future directions. It discusses the benefits and shortcomings of using video cases and AOD as an approach for teaching CM to student teachers and draws implications for improving teacher education.

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