Date of Award

2019

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Education

School

School of Education

First Advisor

Dr Kuki Singh

Field of Research Code

1302

Abstract

Specialist primary teachers confront the challenging task of teaching extensive learning content of the Western Australian Curriculum, within limited weekly timetabled lessons. This was the motivating factor behind this study aimed at investigating the use of self-tracking video technology as a tool for teacher reflection, to guide enhancement of student engagement and learning in the specialist classroom. Reflective practice is integral to monitoring and improving teaching pedagogy but without an effective reflection tool, it can potentially be a waste of time.

The capacity for a teacher to engage in reflection-on-action through real time video analysis enables a deeper understanding of pedagogical practices. This thesis explores the concept of reflection-on-action and the use of self-tracking video technology as a means to enhance student engagement in a specialist primary Science and Health classroom.

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