Innovative Uses of Visual Technologies in Initial Teacher Education: Changing Policy to Support Practice during COVID-19

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Adams, Megan, Brooks, Tim, Fitzgerald, Angela, George, Sindu and Cooper, Rebecca. 2021. "Innovative Uses of Visual Technologies in Initial Teacher Education: Changing Policy to Support Practice during COVID-19." Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy. 6 (1), pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1163/23644583-bja10016
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Innovative Uses of Visual Technologies in Initial Teacher Education: Changing Policy to Support Practice during COVID-19

ERA Journal ID214441
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsAdams, Megan (Author), Brooks, Tim (Author), Fitzgerald, Angela (Author), George, Sindu (Author) and Cooper, Rebecca (Author)
Journal TitleVideo Journal of Education and Pedagogy
Journal Citation6 (1), pp. 1-23
Number of Pages23
Year2021
PublisherBrill
Place of PublicationNetherlands
ISSN2364-4583
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1163/23644583-bja10016
Web Address (URL)https://brill.com/view/journals/vjep/6/1/article-p1_1.xml
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In Australia, schools and faculties of education are mandated to abide by a policy requiring preservice teachers (pst s), to complete supervised professional placement (pe) in schools. The pe are drawn upon to meet the assessment criteria for degree completion. Two strategies are reported that supported individuals and education institutions to meet policy requirements while in lockdown. First, technology was used to overcome the challenge of providing pe for hundreds of pst s by supporting online learning experiences. In the second, visual technologies were used to support pst s to meet the needs of an assessment criterion. Findings indicate that innovative solutions to challenges with pe and related assessments at the university can be mobilized in a short time frame using visual technologies. Further findings indicate that, in unprecedented times, policies developed for use in different contexts can be met with innovative collaborative efforts with a focused goal that transcend seemingly insurmountable challenges.

Keywordsvisual technologies against social isolation; visual technologies; Initial Teacher Education; preservice teachers; professional placement; innovation; covid-19; pandemic
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390405. Educational technology and computing
390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390303. Higher education
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Byline AffiliationsMonash University
Mount Zaagkam School, England
University of Southern Queensland
Australian Catholic University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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