Discussing digital technology in teaching and learning settings, Video Enhanced Observation for Language Teaching explains how it can be used to tag, analyze and evaluate talk and use it as the basis for reflection and professional development. Guiding readers through these processes, this book focusses on the Video Enhanced Observation (VEO) system. Beginning with a discussion of how it was designed and built by language teaching professionals, contributors use VEO to illustrate the advantages and opportunities of digital observation technologies for teachers, explaining its use and how it can be adapted it to their own professional practice. With detailed case studies tracing how teachers in many different settings have used this system for recording, evaluating and reflecting on lessons, this book provides clear research evidence of the development of many education professionals from around the world. Written by experts in applied linguistics, education and educational technology, Video Enhanced Observation for Language Teaching explains the principles and procedures involved with using digital observation technologies in teaching, enabling other professionals to integrate these technologies into their own environment and practice.
Using digital video for teacher development : the research context / Sandra Morales -- From teaching to learning : the development of the VEO app / Paul Miller and Jon Haines -- How to use the VEO app : a practical guide / Paul Miller and Jon Haines -- Integrating VEO in foreign language teacher education in Germany / Götz Schwab and Mareike Oesterle -- VEO as reflective practice in primary teacher education programmes in Finland / Minna Körkkö, Outi Kyrö-Ämmälä and Tuija Turunen -- The implementation of VEO in an English language education context : a focus on teacher questioning practices / Merve Bozbiyik, Olcay Sert and Kadriye Dilek Akpinar -- Integrating the video enhance observation app in peer observation feedback interaction / Jaume Batlle and Paul Seedhouse -- Improving discipline and classroom management using VEO in a Turkish university context / Saziye Tasdemir and Paul Seedhouse -- Video-enhanced lesson observation : moving from performance management to continuous teacher development / Elizabeth Hidson -- The SETTVEO tagset : evidence-based reflection and teacher development / Steve Walsh -- Changing error correction practice over three lessons using an individualised VEO tagset on a teacher training course / Paul Seedhouse and Alison Wheland -- A practical framework for integrating digital video and video enhance observation into CPD / Paul Seedhouse, Paul Miller and John Haines -- Researching using video enhanced observation / Paul Seedhouse, Paul Miller and John Haines.
In language learning contexts, the role of the language teacher is a particularly crucial one: it is the teacher who, through and with their use of (the foreign) language, has a significant influence on the extent to which language learners are linguistically/cognitively activated, and thus determines whether processes of language learning are initiated and promoted, or perhaps even impeded or prevented. Thus, it is of utmost importance for language teachers to acquire a high level of classroom discourse competence (CDC) - a professional competence that goes far beyond the notions of FL proficiency and communicative competence. Located at the intersection of theory, classroom research and practical approaches to (E)FL teacher education, Classroom Discourse Competence: Current Issues in Language Teaching and Teacher Education offers university students, trainee teachers, in-service teachers and teacher educators a comprehensive conceptualization of CDC (Part I). Furthermore, the chapters in this book explore facets of CDC (Part II) and present good-practice examples of CDC development in the context of pre-service teacher education (Part III).
Offering a unique, data-led, evidence-based approach to reflective practice in English language teaching, this book brings together theory, research and practice in an accessible way to demonstrate what reflective practice looks like and how it is undertaken in a range of contexts. Readers learn how to do and to research reflective practice in their own settings. Through the use of data, dialogue and appropriate tools, the authors show how reflective practice can be used as an ongoing teaching tool that supports professional self-development.
Der vorliegende Band versammelt neun Aufsätze, welche die Interaktion im Fremdsprachenunterricht von der Schule bis zur Hochschule empirisch erforschen und detailliert darstellen. Die Beiträge beschreiben Gesprächsstrukturen im Englisch-, Deutsch-, Französisch-, Türkisch- und Dänischunterricht und wenden dabei unterschiedliche Methoden wie z. B. die Konversationsanalyse oder die multimodale Interaktionsanalyse an. Damit gibt der Sammelband einen spannenden und zugleich facettenreichen Einblick in den Alltag des Fremdsprachenunterrichts und die konkrete Praxis unterrichtlichen Handelns.
A practical, research-based guide for ensuring trustworthy classroom observations that provide teachers with meaningful feedback Better Feedback for Better Teaching is an essential resource for school, district, and state, leaders committed to high-quality classroom observations. This practical guide outlines the knowledge and skills classroom observers need to identify and help develop effective teaching, and explains how leaders can best facilitate the development of classroom observers. The best way to ensure high quality instruction in every classroom is to provide teachers with accurate, constructive feedback on practices proven to enhance student learning. Skilled classroom observers help teachers do their best work, so that they can guide students to their greatest potential. Better Feedback for Better Teaching provides helpful, reliable strategies from leading experts and practitioners involved in the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, which carried out one of the largest, most influential studies of classroom observations to date. Among the many topics covered, Better Feedback for Better Teaching describes how to: Build a shared vision of effective teacher feedback among observers Ensure a common understanding of a classroom observation tool Train observers to collect objective evidence from a lesson, efficiently and free of bias Leverage data to improve how observers are trained and supported This comprehensive resource includes helpful starting points, as well as tips to refine techniques and address new challenges. Each section combines clear explanations of key ideas with concrete, adaptable examples and strategies. Self-assessments are included to help you quickly rank current needs and find the most relevant solutions. Filled with valuable, practical tools, Better Feedback for Better Teaching helps educators cultivate high-quality classroom observations that improve teaching and learning.