Mediated Authentic Video: A Flexible Tool Supporting a Developmental Approach to Teacher Education


  • Kris Stutchbury Faculty of Education and Language Studies Open University, UK
  • Clare Woodward The Open University



teacher learning, professional development, video, educational technology, developmental


You Tube now has more searches than Google, indicating that video is a motivating and, potentially, powerful learning tool. This paper investigates how we can embrace video to support improvements in teacher education. It will draw on innovative approaches to teacher education, developed by the Open University UK, in order to explore in more depth the potential of video. It will use case studies from three continents, and draw on research from different sources, in order to highlight the successes and the challenges. Looking across the examples presented, the paper will describe models of teacher learning and video use, and demonstrate that video can add value to teacher development activities provided that appropriate support and mediation, consistent with the pedagogy that is being promoted, is in place. Sustainable Development Goal 4 emphasizes the importance of improving the quality of the experiences that children have in school. This requires new models for teacher education, and has become an urgent issue. Video could be a significant part of the solution.

Author Biographies

Kris Stutchbury, Faculty of Education and Language Studies Open University, UK

I am a senior lecturer in teacher education and Adacemic Director of the TESSA (Teascher Education in Sub Saharan Africa Programme), at The Open University. Prior to working at the OU, I was worked for 20 years as a science teacher. For a number of years, I ran The Open Univerity's online teacher training progarmme.

Clare Woodward, The Open University

Lecturer in International Teacher Education. Specialises in English Language teaching and the use of video. Worked on EiA for many years and Academic Director of the OU Peru project


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How to Cite

Stutchbury, K., & Woodward, C. (2017). Mediated Authentic Video: A Flexible Tool Supporting a Developmental Approach to Teacher Education. Journal of Learning for Development, 4(2).



Case Studies
Received 2017-03-12
Accepted 2017-04-14
Published 2017-06-13