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Design and implementation of video instruction in biology lessons as a part of teacher education

The project (funded by the Joachim Herz Stiftung) aims to promote pre-service biology teachers’ knowledge for developing effective video instruction (supporting students in inquiry-based biology lessons). Videos allow presenting knowledge of content and procedures for the inquiry-based experiments before working in the laboratory (e.g., in Flipped Classrooms). Knowledge that has already been learned can be applied in the experiment.

Using effective video instruction in the classroom requires more than content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge or pedagogical knowledge: further technology-related domains are important. The project VisiBLe promotes technological pedagogical content knowledge by focusing on knowledge of designing multimedia instruction (e.g., design, function, and tasks of multiple external representations). Therefore, we will develop a new course which is geared toward the acquisition and application of technological pedagogical content knowledge on video instruction. The project will be evaluated based on its effects on pre-service teachers' professional knowledge and their intention to use videos in classrooms in the future.

Persons involved:

Dr. Till Bruckermann
Dr. Daniela Mahler


Bruckermann, T., Mahler, D., & Rotermund, A. M. (2020). Erklärvideos in der naturwissenschaftlichen Hochschullehre: Potenziale, Kriterien und Hinweise zur praktischen Umsetzung. Neues Handbuch Hochschullehre, 2020(97), 1-16. [D 2.13].

Mahler, D., & Bruckermann, T. (2020). Welches Wissen benötigen Lehrkräfte zum Erstellen von Erklärvideos und wie wird es in die Lehrkräfteausbildung integriert? in S. Becker, J. Meßinger-Koppelt, & C. Thyssen (Hrsg.), Digitale Basiskompetenzen: Orientierungshilfe und Praxisbeispiele für die universitäre Lehramtsausbildung in den Naturwissenschaften (S. 82-85). Joachim Herz Stiftung Verlag.

Bruckermann, T., & Mahler, D. (2019). Making Science VisiBLe: Professionswissen zu Erklärvideos fördern. in C. Maurer (Hrsg.), Naturwissenschaftliche Bildung als Grundlage für berufliche und gesellschaftliche Teilhabe: Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Chemie und Physik Jahrestagung in Kiel 2018 (Band 39, S. 580-583). Universität Regensburg.