Orbis scholae is an academic journal published by Charles University, Prague. It features articles on school education in the wider socio-cultural context. It aims to contribute to our understanding and the development of school education, and to the reflection of teaching practice and educational policy.

ORBIS SCHOLAE, Vol 9 No 2 (2015), 139–144

Video-Based Reflection on Teaching: What Makes It Effective?

Niels Brouwer

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/23363177.2015.84
announced: 01. 02. 2018


Since the beginning of the new millennium, the use of digital video for teacher education and professional development (PD) has grown into a burgeoning and exciting field of research and development (R&D). The collection of empirical studies in this special issue clearly exemplifies this trend. I will begin this comment by pointing out the societal relevance of developments in this field. Then I will discuss the nature of the findings of the six studies and their implications for the design of video interventions as well as for theory and research.

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