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Open Access Master's Report
Master of Science in Applied Science Education (MS)
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This study investigated a group of English teachers’ interactions watching video of their classrooms, in what is called a video club, for the purpose of professional development. Changes in both what and how teachers discussed, along with how the club developed as a learning community were investigated using recordings of their conversations in two early and two late video club meetings. The focus of what teachers discussed changed from the early to the late meetings and a pattern of discussion emerged in the later meetings. Significant changes in the number of ideas teachers put forth for discussion and the number of clarifying comments teachers provided were noted. The video club developed some aspects of a learning community, particularly in participants’ ability to focus their discussion on the specific issues of teaching and learning in the video, but either failed to develop or showed cyclical development in other ways.
Blehm, Zachary S., "CHANGES IN PARTICIPATION AND THE DEVEOLOPMENT OF A LEARNING COMMUNITY FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS IN A VIDEO CLUB IN ALBANIA", Open Access Master's Report, Michigan Technological University, 2018.