Video-Based Self-Observation as a Component of Developmental Teacher Evaluation

  • Leonardo A. Mercado Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA) Lima, Peru
  • Laura Baecher Hunter College, City University of New York
Keywords: Education, Self-Ovservation, Video Observation, Teacher training, English as a Foreign Language

Abstract

In this paper, we explore the benefits to teacher evaluation when video-based self-observation is done by teachers as a vehicle for individual, reflective practice. We explore how it was applied systematically at the ICPNA bi-national center among hundreds of EFL teachers within two institution-wide initiatives that have relied on self-observation through video for success in the implementation of professional development foci. In these cases, we will provide a descriptive framework for each initiative as well as information on what was ultimately achieved by teachers, supervisors and the institution as a whole. We conclude with recommendations for implementing video-based self evaluation.

Author Biographies

Leonardo A. Mercado, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA) Lima, Peru

Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA)

Lima, Peru

Laura Baecher, Hunter College, City University of New York
Professor, 

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Published
2014-09-01
Section
Articles