Learning by Watching Others Learn: Vicarious Learning from Videoed Tutorials
Geertshuis, Susan; Rix, Ngaire; Murdoch, Odette; Liu, Qian
Research attests to the efficacy of small group and individual tutoring in a range of educational contexts, but such tutoring requires resources that are beyond the means of many higher education institutions. In response, researchers have applied the notion of vicarious learning to explore the potential of having university students observe videos of tutorial discussions. The evidence from laboratory studies is very positive; students can and do learn from watching videos of tutorials, but the literature is somewhat confused, and a practical methodology has not been offered. This chapter reviews over two decades of research on observing others learn in tutorials. Additionally, the chapter shares the practice-based wisdom developed by the authors as they have sought to apply and test the approaches described in the research literature within a university business school. The chapter includes a series of recommendations with the aim of ensuring that learning vicariously from videoed tutoring is a pedagogy that can be successfully implemented by others.
Contributor: Zalipour, Arezou
Editor: Gedera, Dilani S.P.; Zalipour, Arezou
Published in: Video Pedagogy Theory and Practice, volume 6
Research Type: Chapter in Book
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