The use of digital cameras and web-based video sites to support initial teacher training
Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Summary

The Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) is a work-based route to Qualified Teacher Status. Participants work to an individual training plan to gather a portfolio of evidence against a series of standards produced by the Teacher Development Agency.

The advent of cheap, high quality, easy-to-use video cameras and web-based video dissemination sites offers interesting opportunities for such work-based, competence-based learning. This project aims to investigate the use of cheap digital video cameras and video sharing sites by participants to support them in their development as teachers. The extent to which they support enhanced learning, encourage dialogue and collaborative learning and encourage the use of digital, as opposed to paper-based, evidence will be investigated through interview, focus groups and online questionnaires with participants and school-based tutors.