Assessing situated knowledge in secondary teacher training by using video cases

Walter Geerts, Anne van der Werff, Hans Hummel, Henderien W. Steenbeek, Paul L.C. van Geert

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    Experienced teachers subconsciously make use of situated knowledge, which is knowledge that is readily available, holistic, contextual and linked to specific situations, in order to solve incidents in everyday teaching. Situated knowledge is important in teaching and should therefore be assessed in teacher training programmes. Situated knowledge can be assessed by using cases and by setting higher learning objectives, on condition that both explicitlty address the situated nature of this knowledge. The main question in this study is: Do teacher trainers use cases that are aimed at acquiring situated knowledge? Emprirical research carried out in eleven secondary teacher-training programmes revealed that only one of these programmes indeed assessed situated knowledge.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEAPRIL 2015 Proceedings
    Number of pages13
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016
    EventEAPRIL 2015 Conference: Educating the generation of tomorrow - University of Luxembourg, Bel-Val, Luxembourg
    Duration: 24 Nov 201527 Nov 2015

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    SeriesEAPRIL Proceedings


    ConferenceEAPRIL 2015 Conference
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    • Video cases
    • teacher training


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