Moving Online: Creating Effective Tasks for Analysis of Teaching Evidence
Abstract: The use of examples of teaching videos becomes more prevalent in teacher education. Despite good teaching examples, a video cannot truly replace the real-life classroom experience. This paper presents the findings of a qualitative case study conducted in two teacher education courses during Spring 2020 semester. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, field experiences were replaced by assignments administered online where teacher candidates watched and analyzed videos of expert teachers, and also analyzed their own videotaped teaching lessons. Results showed that teacher candidates became better at analyzing the teaching videos and appreciated the diversity of teaching examples. However, they also reported that they did not enjoy substituting real life experiences with online teaching videos.
Presider: Diane Chapman, NC State University