Measuring biology teachers’ professional vision: Development and validation of a video-based assessment tool

Maria Kramer, Christian Förtsch, Julia Stürmer, Sonja Förtsch, Tina Seidel, Birgit J. Neuhaus

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Abstract

A key challenge for teachers is the evaluation of teaching and learning situations in the classroom. Video-based instruments are considered as effective tools for measuring teachers’ skills for evaluating classroom situations. This article reports the development and validation of a video-based assessment tool for measuring biology teachers’ professional vision. Analyses of interviews using think-aloud protocols with in-service biology teachers showed that they perceived the staged videos in the video-based assessment tool as authentic. Furthermore, they identified biology-specific dimensions of instructional quality in the videos, and used aspects of professional vision while reasoning about the identified situations. Thus, results indicate the suitability of the video-based assessment tool for capturing professional vision with the potential to be used in further interventions within teacher education programs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1823155
JournalCogent Education
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Science education
  • authenticity
  • instructional quality
  • professional vision
  • situation-specific skills
  • teaching effectiveness
  • video-based assessment

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