Miriam Babichenko

Miriam is a PhD student in the School of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on teachers' professional discourse in weekly team meetings, assuming that this context may provide them with meaningful opportunities to think, reflect and inquire into their practice. More specifically, Miriam focuses on the way that video-recordings of classroom interaction are employed as resources for such collaborative inquiry. Miriam wishes to characterize interactional norms that may hinder learning in the context of video-discussion; and describes ways in which these challenges may be overcome. Additionally, Miriam develops an assessment tool to reliably capture the main features of productive teacher discourse in school team meetings, a tool that will form the basis for descriptive and comparative research into teachers' professional discourse in scale.