The Sunday School General Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a new effort in 2010 to improve gospel learning and teaching by producing a series of short video vignettes illustrating teaching principles. This formative evaluation was conducted during the development process to determine how teachers and leaders in the Church might use these videos and the degree to which they feel the videos might be useful in improving their own teaching. Results show that in general the vignettes were well received. The majority of participants rated the videos as relevant to their needs—noting specific successes in terms of story and style that helped them learn and feel motivated to take action in their own teaching. However, one key difference emerged in the effectiveness of one video as compared to the other two in that participants felt it lacked authenticity. Data analysis also led to conclusions about improving future videos and offered ideas for other resources. Major recommendations include eliminating distracting elements in the presentation of future videos and addressing accessibility barriers that will lead to broader implementation.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Instructional Psychology and Technology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Macfarlane, Danielle Jorgensen, "Formative Evaluation of Three LDS Videos on Teaching Improvement" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 2604.
evaluation, teacher training, teaching improvement, video training