Design, uses and study of video-training devices
The French Institute of Education-ENS Lyon hosted a three-day seminar on teacher video-training, on 21st-23rd January 2014. It entailed workshops dedicated to video-training design and support, and a scientific review on video-training within a conference organized by the ENS de Lyon francophone UNESCO Chair entitled “Training teachers for the 21st century”. It highlighted theoretical presuppositions, training purposes and didactic processes implied by designing innovative video-based resources (professional didactics).
Participants: French Institute of Education-ENS de Lyon (France), National Education Institute (Slovenia), University of Glasgow, with support from Education Scotland (UK), Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development (Hungary), University of Tartu (Estonia), University of Valencia (Spain), University of Geneva (Switzerland), HUB-KAHO (Belgium), University of California Irvine (USA).
Goals of the project:
- Enabling European researchers and training-device designers share concerns, knowledge and practices about teachers’ video-based education and professional development
- Promoting activity-centred approaches in research-design processes
- Designing and promoting efficient and innovative video tools and devices
- Producing scientific knowledge on issues in video-based teacher education
- Enhancing collaborative projects and activities within the CIDREE network
Project outcomes: Teacher video-training has become a major concern among CIDREE members. The different actions undertaken since 2013 (study visit in 2013, international seminar in 2014) have enabled the highlighting of how CIDREE contributes to:
- Developing research on the different forms of practices and education in Europe
- Supporting the development of educational systems at all levels
- Contributing to piloting and evaluating educational policies and life-long learning
- Making available relevant scientific resources for education
- Creating opportunities for debate on contemporary issues in education
Research outcomes have been published as articles in international scientific journals and communicated in international conferences. A European network on teacher video-training is currently taking shape which will enhance CIDREE cooperation on video-based teacher education beyond Europe.