The Use of Digital Storytelling to Promote Reflective Practice in Teacher Education
Carmen Pena, Isela Almaguer, The University of Texas - Pan American, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
During the fall 2011 semester, a group of students in their first semester of the elementary education program at the University of Texas – Pan American was required to participate in 32 hours of field observation. Students created a movie using Photo Story to document their field observation experiences. Students were required to take pictures and keep a journal to reflect on the following dimensions of the classroom environment: 1) school climate, 2) mentor teacher 3) physical layout of classroom, 4) instructional strategies, 5) classroom management, 6) students, and 7) personal reflections. The journal entries served as the script for the movie which students narrated and combined with photographs and music to create a movie. The movies were then analyzed using The Kelley-Robinson Coding Rubric for Reflective Thought (Robinson & Kelley, 2007) to categorize to depth of reflection evident in the movies.
Pena, C. & Almaguer, I. (2012). The Use of Digital Storytelling to Promote Reflective Practice in Teacher Education. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1416-1418). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).