In a school class or kindergarten group, for example, children, who are not well integrated because of learning, behavioral or other problems, can be strengthened by VIG, which helps to build a better, more understanding relationship between the teacher and the child. It is an uplifting experience to support the effective learning of ‘ordinary’ children and adults, children and adults in need, disadvantaged, disabled, demented, with special educational needs or even gifted.
VIG in schools uses short video clips taken in a preschool or school situation. After analyzing the classroom footage, feedback guided by the video guider is used to reinforce the teacher’s existing professional behavioral elements or to facilitate necessary change.
VIG IN SCHOOLS IS A SHORT-TERM, INTENSIVE SUPPORTIVE, DEVELOPMENTAL METHOD,
- based on the analysis of classroom interaction patterns,
- linked to the teacher’s specific problem,
- usually repeated 3 to 5 times, with individual, structured discussion of the video recordings,
- practicing existing effective communication patterns to reinforce the teacher’s professionalism (adaptive teaching) or the change needed to successfully solve a particular problem, under the guidance of a specially trained professional, the video guider.
WHAT IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE USE OF VIG IN SCHOOLS?
- To work effectively with children who have different needs and behaviors than the average and/or who are difficult to manage in a group.
- To find more optimal ways of helping children with learning
- Support mentor teachers.
- Developing effective working styles for early career teachers.
- Monitoring and evaluating the introduction of new teaching and learning methods.
- Effective resolution of recurrent conflict situations.
- Dealing with stagnation and feelings of ineffectiveness in teaching.
- Developing professional teacher communication, etc.