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Digi-REFLECT - Towards digitalization in teaching and teacher education: Enhancing the roles and leadership of teachers in classrooms through digitally-enhanced reflection

Recent research has shown that reflection and feedback practices in teacher education should be data-led, and audio-visual, digital tools should be incorporated into teacher education programs for effective reflective practices.

Start

2019-09-02

Planned completion

2022-04-01

Main financing

Mälardalens kompetenscentrum för lärande (MKL)

Collaboration partners

Västerås stad and Eskilstuna kommun

Project manager at MDH

Senior Lecturer

Olcay Sert

+4621101636

olcay.sert@mdh.se

About the project

Recent research has shown that reflection and feedback practices in teacher education should be data-led, and audio-visual, digital tools should be incorporated into teacher education programs for effective reflective practices. To this end, this project aims at enhancing teacher development and teachers’ roles in classrooms through a process of digitalization in reflection and feedback practices. We use a digital mobile video-tagging app, VEO (Video Enhanced Observation), which provides a tool that enables online and offline tagging and reviewing of videos. By tagging selected moments in classroom interaction, student-teachers (STs) and mentors are able to review moments in classrooms for reflective purposes.

The data will be collected by integrating the use of VEO into the current VFU 2 and 3 structure for English, Mathematics, and Swedish/Swedish as a second language teacher education. Using the VEO app, faculty members, mentors, and STs will be able to identify, review, and discuss aspects of classroom teaching. Through a qualitative, data-driven analysis of lessons, post-observation and feedback sessions, and interviews as well as focus groups, we will explore the ways a digitally enhanced teacher education framework in practicum can potentially create affordances for teacher development.

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