The use of technology in teaching and learning has been promoted at every level of education in Thailand in the belief that technology can enhance the ubiquity of student-centered learning. This paper reflects teachers’ experiences in using video clips at different levels of teacher education programs: pre-service and post-graduate levels. It reports the ways that teachers use video clips in their classes for different purposes, for example to bring the outside world into classes, to provide student teachers with different examples of lessons and teaching methodologies in various contexts, to be used as prompts to involve students in discussions, to promote critical and creative thinking skills, to promote independent learning, to assess student learning, etc. With regards to pedagogical uses, how to select appropriate video clips for particular teaching and learning objectives, how to adapt video clips, and what steps teachers should take in incorporating video clips into each lesson are identified as major factors. Problems and suggested solutions are also reported.
|Keywords:||Use of Technology in Teacher Education, Pre-service, Post-graduate, Teacher Education|
Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand
Vice Director for Planning and International Affairs, Language Institute, Thammasat University, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, Thailand