Looking at Learners

Using Video to Support Teacher Reflection and Development - Laura Baecher

Laura Baecher [+-]
Hunter College of the City University of New York
Laura Baecher is an associate professor in the TESOL Program at Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Steve Mann [+-]
University of Warwick
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Steve Mann is an associate professor at the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick. He has previously lectured at both Aston University and University of Birmingham. He has experience in Hong Kong, Japan and Europe in both English Language Teaching and teacher development. He completed his PGCE at the University of Warwick in 1984 and worked in schools in England teaching English and Drama before turning to ELT in 1985. In Hong Kong, Steve worked in schools in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island in two-year British Council Teaching Scheme. In Japan, Steve worked in schools and developed specialist materials for teacher training and workplace interaction. His growing interest in the development of English in professional settings led to a two year project with American Express, Tokyo. His work at Aston University was mostly in the area of ELT Methodology. He worked at the School of Education at the University of Birmingham before coming to Warwick.


This chapter engages educators at all stages (Preservice, Inservice, Trainers) in using video as a material to explore English language learner behaviours and utterances. These activities can be used to begin introducing descriptive observation skills and can draw attention to learner talk, grammar use, pragmatics, and more. Beginning with learners decreases teacher anxiety about using video and makes it easier to begin suspending judgmental observation. Where to access such video materials from open sources on the web and how to curate it at the local level are also be addressed.

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Baecher, Laura; Mann, Steve . Looking at Learners. Using Video to Support Teacher Reflection and Development. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Jan 2022. ISBN 9781781797556. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35794. Date accessed: 19 Sep 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35794. Jan 2022

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