MIND (Mälardalen INteraction and Didactics) research group
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.
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.