The use of “videopapers” in professional learning and assessment

Author/Producer ESCalate
  • Elisabeth Lazarus (University of Bristol)
Published in Issue 7 Spring 2007: Strengthening links within & outside the Education Community
Date Published Spring 2007
Pages 2


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.