Kadhy Ibrahim-Didi is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Education Research at Edith Cowan University. Her research utilises video-based methods for exploring embodied aspects of teacher expertise. Kadhy’s experience through an Australian Research Council project, “Exploring quality primary education in different cultures: A cross-national study of teaching and learning in primary science classrooms” (Project number DP 110101500) informs the multimodal contributions of embodied representations to teaching and learning.
Kadhy’s research programme specifically explores the implications of using multiple 360-degree video visualisations to facilitate embodied approaches to teaching and learning. She utilises computer interfaces, planetarium-like visualisations within iDomes and the use of wearable technology such as the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR informed by the joint theoretic perspectives of Complexity Theory and Enactivism to highlight the body-based and situated nature of learning within socio-cultural contexts.
Kadhy currently leads three of four projects in which she uses 360-degree video to explore the embodied nature of pre-service and in-service teacher expertise and professional learning in school and higher education contexts. Through one of her projects, she has established an access-managed 360 video server that hosts and delivers 360-degree video content for research collaboration and teaching purposes (https://360video.ecu.edu.au). She has also translated emerging findings from the above research to embed to engage pre-service teachers in online 360 learning experiences and embedding the use of 360-degree video within teacher education courses at Edith Cowan University with a view to facilitate graduate teachers to be classroom ready.
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