Research has demonstrated that pre-service teachers (PSTs) can learn to notice students’ thinking in sophisticated ways by analyzing videos of classroom interactions. What is less clear is how PSTs use what they notice about student thinking to inform how they respond. Secondary math and science PSTs from three teacher preparation programs were invited to analyze a video clip identifying noteworthy moments of student thinking and describing an instructional move they might make and why. A qualitative analysis of their responses indicates that the PSTs overwhelmingly noticed both the substance and the source of students’ ideas. However, the patterns in their responses to these moments varied. These findings suggest that PSTs would benefit from spending more time unpacking what it means to respond to students’ thinking. The study provides implications for teacher education with respect to the careful selection of classroom clips and tools to support novice teachers developing responsive teaching practices.
Barnhart, T., Johnson, H. J., & Tekkumru-Kisa, M. (2024). Pre-service teachers notice student thinking: Then what? Journal of Teacher Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/00224871231220604
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Educational Methods Commons, Other Education Commons, Other Teacher Education and Professional Development Commons, Science and Mathematics Education Commons, Secondary Education Commons, Secondary Education and Teaching Commons