The use of “videopapers” in professional learning and assessment
|Published in||Issue 7 Spring 2007: Strengthening links within & outside the Education Community|
|Date Published||Spring 2007|
By Elisabeth Lazarus, University of Bristol
PGCE student teachers (or for that matter new university tutors engaged in professional education in HE) often find it difficult to “see” what is going on in their classrooms. They can further experience difficulties in linking theory with observations of experienced teachers and tutors and their own practice. Assessment in the past has often entailed traditional submissions such as essays, observation tasks, portfolios and analogue video recordings. ESCalate support allowed me to investigate the use of “videopapers” as a novel professional development and assessment tool.