Mediating Inquiry: Using Videos of Exemplary Teaching in Pre-Service Teacher Education

  • Cheng Man-WaiEmail author
  • Wong Siu-Ling
  • Yung Hin-Wai Benny
  • Derek Hodson
Part of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education book series (CERC, volume 26)


Rapid and substantial social changes and major reforms in education over the recent years pose a series of challenges to teachers with respect to their beliefs and practices. The quest for enhancing the quality of teacher education and promoting increased professionalism among teachers has also become an almost universal feature of the educational scene. Thus, developing models for enhancing the quality of pre-service teacher education programmes is critical to ensuring that the new generation of teachers is better prepared to cope with the ever-changing environment not only in schools but also within the broader society. Educational research has played a significant role in informing these development practices. For example, Cochran-Smith (2004) appositely highlighted the importance of ‘research as stance’ in order to bring about teachers’ learning, empowering them in meaningful knowledge construction as well as understanding the complexities of learning and teaching. She emphasised that such a notion not only embraces a closer integration of educational research and teacher learning, but also regards “teaching and teacher educators themselves [as] research or inquiry-based processes, and teachers and teacher educators themselves [as] researchers” (p.120).


Science Teaching Teacher Education Science Teacher Prospective Teacher Teacher Education Programme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheng Man-Wai
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wong Siu-Ling
    • 1
  • Yung Hin-Wai Benny
    • 1
  • Derek Hodson
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)Canada

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