For longer video-sessions we decided to get a tripod which makes filming very smooth and classroom observation with the VEO app even more easier!
In May, we were able to film a storytelling lesson in Karlsruhe to help us create new tag-sets for different settings in the EFL classroom. Furthermore, the lesson was observed by different professions (nursery school teacher and primary school teacher) which gave us a good opportunity to use and discuss VEO in an interdisciplinary context.
Last week, we filmed a short mock lesson video in Newcastle University. The video will be used with Newcastle’s Online Training Workshops.
This mock lesson will help participants to familiarise themselves with VEO, as well as the Language and Learning Tag-set.
Thanks to Sandra, François, Saziye and her friends for their help.
Teachers in Finland and Newcastle, UK, have attended VEO training workshops in the last couple of weeks. They have learned more about the role of teacher observation and the use of digital video. They have also tried the app in a VEO mock session! We look forward to more of this fantastic teacher training experiences!
We are delighted to announce that tags for language teaching and learning are now available on the VEO app. Thanks to the flexibility of the VEO app, researchers and teachers can adapt tags to different contexts. The specific tags for language instruction have been designed by researchers in the VEO Europa project considering relevant aspects of language teaching and learning that can support teachers in their practices. The tags will be piloted by language teachers in our workshops now in preparation for data collection in September. Stay tuned!
On 16 March, Professor Paul Seedhouse and Dr Sandra Morales from VEO Europa, accompanied by Professor Steve Walsh from ECLS attended a networking event organised by the British Council in Leeds. VEO demonstrations were performed and the audience, consisted of language teachers, researchers and teacher trainers, responded highly positive to the app. Their constructive comments reinforce the aims of the VEO Europa project and support the benefits of VEO as a tool for teacher development! Many thanks to the British Council for a fantastic day!
Teachers using Video Enhanced Observation in Turkey!
The aim of our project is to work with pre-service and in-service teachers in 5 countries (UK, Germany, Finland, Turkey and Bulgaria) to help improve their teaching by video-recording their lessons and reflecting about their practices. For this purpose, we use the innovative VEO app which allows users to observe, record and tag videos in order to gather evidence of their teaching actions. By watching and analysing the recording with a colleague, teachers can engage in critical discussions about their pedagogical behaviour and choices. Teachers can also use VEO to monitor and assess their students’ learning.
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