The Role of Video in Supervision

Using Video to Support Teacher Reflection and Development in ELT - Laura Baecher

Laura Baecher [+-]
Hunter College of the City University of New York
Laura Baecher is Professor of TESOL at Hunter College, City University of New York.
Steve Mann [+-]
University of Warwick
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Steve Mann is Professor at the Department of 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.
Cecilia Nobre [+-]
University of Warwick
Cecilia Nobre holds a Master’s Degree in ELT with a specialty in Teacher Education from the University of Warwick where she is currently a PhD student.


This chapter explores how the introduction of video into the supervisory process can be made less stressful–rather than more so–when video is introduced. Video review can enable teachers to become self-assessors as part of the supervision cycle, and supervisors can also be invited to engage in self-review of their conferencing skills. The chapter focuses on three ways video supports teacher learning in supervisory contexts: the affordances of video in combination with on-site observation, the long-term benefits to teachers of a program of video-based supervision, and a video-enhanced analysis tool (VEO /

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Baecher, Laura; Mann, Steve ; Nobre, Cecilia . The Role of Video in Supervision. Using Video to Support Teacher Reflection and Development in ELT. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Feb 2023. ISBN 9781781797556. Date accessed: 12 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35795. Feb 2023

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