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Leading the way with video-based classroom research

Monday, 03 December 2012


ECU’s video-based classroom research partnerships are attracting international attention.

The video classrooms, at Roseworth Primary School and Ashdale Secondary College, have been established in partnership with the ECU Institute for Education Research.

The classrooms act as video observation tools, allowing teachers to see firsthand how they interact with students on a daily basis.

Three leading international education researchers recently visited the classrooms: Professor Joerg Ramseger (Free University of Berlin), Professor Sharon Chen (National Taiwan Normal University) and Professor Chao-Ti Hsiung (National Taipei University of Education).

The professors also participated in a video research colloquium at the Education Institute, based at ECU, to discuss cross-cultural research being conducted in Germany and Taiwan with ECU project leads Professor Mark Hackling, Associate Professor Karen Murcia and Dr Khady Ibrahim-Didi.

The professors also saw the video technology in use at both Roseworth Primary and Ashdale Secondary College.

“It was a great pleasure to welcome these international experts to ECU,” Professor Hackling said.

“ECU really is leading the way in video-based classroom research, and it is fantastic to see our commitment to this research recognised on an international level.”

The video research is supported by funding from the Australian Research Council and the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education  (DIISTRE)’s Collaborative Research Networks program.

For further information about the work of the Education Institute visit the research section of the website.

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