VITAL Video Interactions in teaching and Learning

Presentation: Herbert Ginsburg at TERC

Prof. Herbert Ginsburg (Co-PI) of Teachers College, Columbia University, presented on the VITAL project at TERC, a non-profit organization devoted to mathematics and science education curriculum development, training, research and evaluation. The focus of the presentation was on the use of VITAL to help teachers understand that they are helping children bridge the gap between everyday and scientific thinking, and to better understand the role they can play in their students' ongoing process of meaning-making. The VITAL video analysis tools are one promising method for developing teachers' skills of close observation and clinical interviewing, which give them greater access to children's thinking.