Tale of the Tape: International Teaching Assistant Noticing During Videotaped Classroom Observations

  • Gwendolyn M. Williams University of West Florida, United States
  • Rod E. Case University of Nevada-Reno, United States
Keywords: international teaching assistants, videotaped teaching observations, teacher noticing

Abstract

International teaching assistants face challenges in learning the norms for teaching in American universities. In order to address this learning curve this article describes a qualitative study of twenty international teaching assistants that examined how these participants viewed observations as part of their professional development. The study explored the noticing practices of international teaching assistants who participated in an initial interview, followed by a classroom observation so that the ITAs could notice their own teaching practices in the classroom. After examining the ITAs’ noticing of events during observations, the article will conclude with general recommendations for effective use of observations as part of the training of international instructors.

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Author Biographies

Gwendolyn M. Williams, University of West Florida, United States

GWENDOLYN M. WILLIAMS, PhD, is an assistant professor of ESOL Education. Her research interests include teacher education and second language writing. 

Rod E. Case, University of Nevada-Reno, United States

ROD E. CASE, Ph.D., is an associate professor of TESOL. His research interests include applied linguistics and second language pragmatics. 

Published
2015-10-01
How to Cite
Williams, G. M., & Case, R. E. (2015). Tale of the Tape: International Teaching Assistant Noticing During Videotaped Classroom Observations. Journal of International Students, 5(4), 434-446. Retrieved from https://www.ojed.org/index.php/jis/article/view/406
Section
Research Articles