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One-day workshop
The Hawthorns, Woodland Road, University of Bristol
Thursday 29th April 2004

Hosted by: TLRP Research Capacity Building Network (RCBN) and the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol



** Sarah Pink's presentation on video ethnography is now available for download **

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The Research Capacity Building Network invite you to a one-day workshop on Using Video in Teaching and Learning Research hosted by the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol.

This workshop is designed to bring together people who have expertise in the field of video data collection, analysis, and archiving with educational researchers who are contemplating or currently using video as a data collection tool. Predominantly discussion-based, the workshop will provide participants with the chance to discuss the methodological, contextual and practical issues of using video in teaching and learning research with invited speakers and other participants who are using video in their work. With invited speakers from a range of disciplines, the day offers educational researchers an opportunity to reflect upon the challenges and merits of using video as a tool in the wider context of social science research, as well as consider the contextually specific nature of conducting research in educational settings.

The day includes:

  • opportunities to engage in discussion where researchers can relate their own experiences, questions and insights to the issues presented by the contributors
  • see examples of how video may be used as an ethnographic and/or observational tool in educational and other social settings
  • network with other researchers who are interested in using video methods or methodologies
  • attend demonstrations of methods and applications of relevance to teaching and learning research.


09.30 – 10.00 Welcome and registration (tea and coffee will be available).
10.00 – 11.15

Introductions and an opportunity to find out participants' research interests and experience levels.
Dr Sarah Pink (Loughborough University)
Discussion on contextualising the use of video within current social science research and a critical look at video methodologies.

11.15 – 11.30

Tea and coffee.

11.30 – 12.30
Dr Jon Hindmarsh (King's College London)
Video-based studies in social science research and their applications - examples of his work.

12.30 – 12.40
Short introductions to video data website and software applications.
12.40 – 13.20 Buffet lunch.
13.00 – 13.30
Optional attendance at demonstrations of the use of video and IT, including Dr Lizzie Gilman on The Observer video data analysis software, and Ruth Sanders from DIPEx, an online resource on patients' experiences of illness using video, audio and written interviews.

13.30 – 14.30
Drawing on the work of the TLRP InterActive Education Project at Bristol University, Prof Rosamund Sutherland will demonstrate the potential of using digital video data of classroom practice to gain insights into processes of teaching and learning and demonstrate their methodological approach. Dr Federica Olivero will discuss the use of Videopapers, a new genre of publication that integrates text, video and images in one cohesive document, incorporating both academic and teacher discourses. A model for integrating teachers into the research process will be discussed by Victoria Armstrong regarding recent work in the ESRC project 'A Digital Approach to Distilling the Complexity of Teaching and Learning'.

14.30 – 14.40 Tea and coffee.
14.40 – 15.40
Panel made up of contributors discussing the challenges, benefits and functions of using video in teaching and learning research, taking questions from the floor.
Led by David Dickens
(University of Liverpool).

15.40 Close.
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