The purpose of this study was to use video feedback in the training of pre-service clinical educators. Thirty athletic training teacher participants were randomly placed in one of three equal groups where they were provided with the following interventions: a) teaching seminar and opportunity to observe video of teaching; b) teaching seminar; and c) control group. These groups were videotaped for eight consecutive weeks while teaching clinical skills. The researchers analyzed the feedback provided by the teachers using a modified version of the Fishman’s Augmented Feedback Instrument. Allowing teachers the opportunity to view their videotapes with guided feedback showed that the teachers provided more total feedback to their students in a clinical setting. The two groups, seminar and control, provided similar amounts of feedback to their students. Unlike previous studies, it was noted that males provided more total feedback than females. Traditional teacher development may not be the ideal method to train clinical educators. The study’s results demonstrate that a focused workshop on effective teaching skills cannot be used as a stand-alone intervention to improve the frequency of feedback provided by clinical educators. However, further research in this area is needed to assist in improving the training of pre-service clinical educators.
Andrews, Amanda; Bobo, Linda; and Spurlock, Amy, "Use of Video Feedback in the Training of Pre-Service Teachers" (2018). Faculty Publications. 25.
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