Tape it yourself: Videotapes for teacher education

Miriam Eistein Ebsworth, Barbara Feknous, Dianne Loyet, Spencer Zimmerman

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This paper describes the development and implementation of a series of videotapes of ESL classes for a pre-service teacher education program grounded in experiential learning theory. The videos included footage of ESL classrooms, and tapes edited and supplemented with interviews of ESL teachers. Our experience demonstrates that-with relatively low technology-pre-service teacher education programs can develop videos to give students an opportunity for critical observation and analysis. Our purpose is to inform those who want to develop videos by sharing the process of developing our tapes, and our participants’ responses to them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-154
Number of pages10
JournalELT Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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