Video re-use in mathematics teacher education
Abstract: This study examines the re-use of existing video records of practice (VRPs) in preservice mathematics teacher education. The research is based on 34 interviews with mathematics teacher educators from 24 different institutions across the United States and three other countries, who are re-using VRPs from online repositories, books with accompanying videos, and other online and offline sources. In this paper, we report on three different types of VRP re-use raised by our interview participants. We discuss the instructional goals they described as well as the learning activities in which the VRPs were used. This paper takes up the following questions: How do mathematics teacher educators make use of existing VRPs to support the professional learning of preservice teachers? What instructional goals do teacher educators try to achieve when re-using VRPs? In what types of activities did they re-use VRPs? The paper concludes with a discussion of what these findings mean for teacher educators who re-use VRPs as well as for those who produce VRPs that can be re-used in preservice teacher education.
Presider: Elizabeth Dalton, URI; Dalton Ed Services International