The Development of a Video Tool to Support Reflection in Educational Practice
Abstract: The objectives of this study are to clarify instances of reflection occurring both during observation and post-observationally through an examination of data collected using the video tool created by us, CAVScene, while paying specific attention to the theory of reflection-in-action as elucidated by Schön (1983). Further, we examine the relationship between reflection-in-action (analyses made while observing educational events) and reflection-on-action (post-observational analysis). Specifically, we examine exactly how CAVScene users employed the video tool, paying specific attention to how users chose to leave notations about the elements of the actions of which they took particular notice. We discuss how they then used the tool post-observationally, in order to analyse and discuss the ways CAVScene can be used to support deeper, more reflective acts of observation/discussion in educational research. Finally, we discuss how we used what we learned to successfully create a newer, more responsive version of CAVScene.