A European challenge. Development, design and study of video-training tools

The study visit was hosted by the French Institute of Education, ENS de Lyon. It was conceived as a first milestone for multilateral cooperation on video-training within CIDREE and was held from March 26-28th, 2013. It was organized by the Centre Alain Savary.

Participants: University of Tartu (Estonia), Education Scotland, UK (University of Glasgow), National Education Institute (Slovenia), University of Valencia (Spain), Haute Ecole Libre Mosane (Belgium), University of Geneva (Switzerland).

Goals of the study visit:
–  Identify and evaluate common and local concerns of European experts
–  Share IFE’s expertise in resources’ engineering (NéoPass@ction platform)
–  Contribute to designing and promoting efficient and innovative video-training tools
–  Favour international scientific collaborations on the analysis of the activity,
the training of teachers and the training of teachers’ trainers.

First milestones for cooperation in video-training for teachers
European researchers and training-device designers from 8 European countries shared their knowledge and practices about teachers’ video-training in order to reply to a growing demand in innovative tools designed for teacher training.
The study visit took place at the same time as the trainers’ training “NéoPass@ction”, which is a video-training tool based on the analysis of real work activity. The advantage of taking part to it was to enable the participants to exchange with the Scientific Steering Committee and to benefit from trainer’s feedbacks.
As a result of a 3-day study visit, presenting the participants’ involvement in video-training, the IFÉ’s Neopass@ction model, participating to the related national trainers’ training session, and taking stock of the scientific exchanges on research and practices regarding teachers’ video-training issues, a number of collaborative opportunities came about during the final meeting of the study visit.
Main fields: research and design of resources, setting up a European network of experts in video-training for teachers.

Outcomes : prospective follow-up actions

  1. Training design events
    Training design events can be considered as milestones of a living network, permitting its members to share regularly new concerns, obstacles, practices, findings concerning their own projects, in order to improve collectively the European awareness concerning video- training issues and devices.

    • Seminars (research and design communications, workshops): at least once a year
    • Study visits (observatory, research and design communications, workshops)
  2. Scientific events
    Scientific events can be organized to help European researchers sharing knowledge about the way teachers (especially beginners) are professionally developing, the way they learn from observing their own activity or one another’s activity, the way trainers manage to integrate efficiently video resources in their training session, the way video-training impacts the development of professional communities. Thematic symposiums (research communications)
  3. Common resources and studies
    Putting the research field on an international scale could initiate comparative research on school culture and teaching methods of intervention using video corpuses and mixed models for analysing work and training activity. Moreover, it could also be an opportunity for English speaking countries to benefit from IFÉ’s NeoPass@ction platform, or to create common international resources around a specific topic.

    • Identifying an interesting common teaching topic and investigating it through several cultural teaching contexts
    • Translating and subtitling NeoPass@ction platform into English
    • Adding foreign corpuses on Neopass@ction platform
  4. Design support and mentoring
    Several structural obstacles can preclude some colleagues in creating video resources for teachers’ training, that can be overcome by different ways thanks to IFÉ’s and other colleagues’ previous work.

    • Providing Neopass@ction’s architecture without the French resources
    • Providing technical work on post-producing and articulate video resources
    • Sharing IFÉ’s methodological expertise by regular correspondence

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