Research Seminar - Associate Professor Susan M. Bridges - Seminar recorded

Fri 22 Jul 2022 2:30pm3:30pm

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Surfacing the nuances of inquiry-based designs through co-analysis of video-enabled ethnographies


In the 1980s, the DipEd programme at UQ provided my first experience of observing learners collaborating in groups. Taking up doctoral research in 2001, I conducted my first video-enabled study to gain insights into one university teacher’s classroom practice. Two decades later and continuing to be guided by a sociocultural view of learning, I have deepened my engagement with video analysis using micro-ethnographic discourse-based approaches to gain emic understandings of learning in situ and over time/s (Green et al., 2020). Specifically, Interactional Ethnography (IE) has supported my Hong Kong SAR-funded learning sciences research into technology-enhanced, inquiry-based designs in higher education (medical, dental, speech therapy and teacher education) (see Bridges, 2022; Green & Bridges, 2018). IE not only provides a theoretical base and methodological logic-of-inquiry, it also supports the interdisciplinary researcher in engaging practitioners as co-analysts to construct warranted interpretations and contribute to theory development from a situated perspective (Skukauskaitė & Green 2022). In this presentation, I will share two recent projects to illustrate how the process of co-analysis of videos generated nuanced understandings and publication of new concepts to capture emerging classroom practices. Specifically, I will share the cases of ‘dialogic intervisualizing’ in blended medical education (Bridges, Chan, Hmelo-Silver, Green & Saleh, 2020) and ‘synergistic co-teaching’ in teacher education rehearsals (Chian, Bridges & Lee, 2021).   


Susan M. Bridges is the Director of the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). An award-winning higher education teacher, researcher and curriculum designer, her work is inherently interprofessional and interdisciplinary. Since 2007, her externally-funded research and curriculum initiatives at HKU have focused on integrated inquiry-based designs (health professions, teacher education) and how educational technologies can support and enhance these. She publishes widely in these fields and is an Associate Editor for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning (IJPBL), a senior reviewer for the International Society for the Learning Sciences, and 2021-22 Special Issue Editor for Learning, Culture and Social Interaction (LCSI) on “Videos and Teacher Learning”.

Date:  Friday 22nd July 2022

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Room: 24-S402

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