Using Video Clips in Teacher Education: Self-reflection on Teachers’ Experiences

By Roongfa Kitiyanusan and Kittitouch Soontornwipast.

Published by Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal

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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

Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.53-62. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 524.670KB).

Dr. Roongfa Kitiyanusan

Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand

Roongfa Kitiyanusan is Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Burapha University, Thailand. She obtained her Doctoral of Education in Professional Development at Victoria University, Australia in 2005. Roongfa’s particular research interests are in teaching and learning in higher education, student-centered approaches, thinking process development and transformative learning.

Dr. Kittitouch Soontornwipast

Vice Director for Planning and International Affairs, Language Institute, Thammasat University, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, Thailand

Kittitouch Soontornwipast is Assistant Professor at the Language Institute of Thammasat University. He obtained his MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at California State University, Los Angeles in 1995. He obtained his Doctor of Education in Professional Development at Victoria University, Australia in 2008. His academic interests are English program evaluation, teaching English for specific purposes, autonomous learning, instructional media, and Action Research for English teachers. He has had experience in training primary and secondary English teachers.