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Video-Enhanced Dialogic Assessment on the Assessment-Only Route to UK Qualified Teacher Status

Elliott, Ian, Hidson, Elizabeth, Sheard, Simon, Bell, Jemma, Griffiths, Alison and Wynn, Vikki (2021) Video-Enhanced Dialogic Assessment on the Assessment-Only Route to UK Qualified Teacher Status. [Film/Video]

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In 2020 schools closed all over the world and international travel stopped.

What do you do when you're part of a flying faculty team that involves travelling all around the world assessing teachers in international schools?

Of course, education didn't just stop and nor did we.

I'm Elizabeth Hidson, and I'm here to talk to you about the way that my team moved to using video-enhanced dialogic assessment on the Assessment-Only Route to UK qualified teacher status (QTS).

Normally, teachers who have trained outside the UK can register for a 12-week pathway to in-person assessment in order to achieve qualified teacher status. In 2020 instead of the live in-person visits, interviews and observations, we moved to using a video-enhanced dialogic assessment process to carry out lesson observations and assessments entirely online instead of in-person, where possible. This incorporated video lessons and live-streamed remote lessons, online interviews and a dialogic summative assessment process.

A video-enhanced lesson observation is a process whereby the video is recorded, whether or not the observer is actually in the room. The video is then reviewed by both the teacher and the observer, and a process of video stimulated recall reflection and dialogue is used, resulting in written feedback. Then we move to a process of dialogic assessment. The candidate collates a portfolio of evidence for summative assessment during week 12, then the candidate and the assessor explore and discuss the evidence of practice in a shared online dialogic space and is most easily understood as an online viva-style assessment.

We're very proud of the work that we've been doing, and that we won a Vice-Chancellor's team award for this work. We put together quality assurance processes and protocols. We implemented VEDA: very successful pilots. We developed training materials for staff and carried out parallel research activities. We're in the process of internal and external dissemination now.

I hope that I have interested you or inspired you, and I'm more than happy to continue the conversation outside. You'll find us on Twitter on either of those two Twitter handles on this slide @PGCEIDL @DrHidson.

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Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2021 10:48
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Author: Elizabeth Hidson ORCID iD
Author: Ian Elliott
Author: Simon Sheard
Author: Jemma Bell
Author: Alison Griffiths
Author: Vikki Wynn

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