Virtual Teaching Vignettes
Tuesday, March 8 5:55 PM-6:15 PM Location: Hermitage D
Abstract: Video Teaching Vignettes (VTV) is a project between the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the University of Missouri—St. Louis (UMSL) where exemplary primary lessons were recorded, shown to university pre-service teacher teachers and followed by a discussion of the pedagogy. The effectiveness of VTV was evaluated through self-reporting by university students using a paper or an online questionnaire. The students reported that 1) 93% of learned new strategies for teaching, 2) 98% saw strategies that would improve their teaching, 3) 66% would use the strategies learned in their teaching and 4) 93% had learned strategies that would help them in observing other teachers. VTV was found to be an effective common experience for novice teachers to learn about effective teaching. Other faculty on the Faculty of Education at UWC also used VTV.