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written by Renee Michelle Goertzen, Rachel E. Scherr, and Andrew Elby
This paper is research on how important TAs are for the successful implementation of some active learning curricula. This research in particular states that TAs who value (buy into) tutorials are more likely to convey their respect for the material and the tutorial process to the students, as well as learning more themselves. The authors present a case study of a TA who does not buy into certain aspects of the tutorials he teaches and demonstrate how his lack of buy-in affects specific classroom interactions. The authors' research suggests that the typical professional development activities offered to tutorial TAs are not likely to be effective as the "social and environmental context" of the tutorials--including classroom, departmental, and institutional levels of implementation--probably outweighs the influence of any particular activity prepared.
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DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.020109
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.J-
Keywords:
case study, environmental context, professional development, social context, teaching assistants, tutorials
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Metadata instance created February 16, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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July 18, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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December 14, 2009
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R. Goertzen, R. Scherr, and A. Elby, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5 (2), 020109 (2009), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.020109).
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R. Goertzen, R. Scherr, and A. Elby, Accounting for tutorial teaching assistants’ buy-in to reform instruction, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5 (2), 020109 (2009), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.020109>.
APA Format
Goertzen, R., Scherr, R., & Elby, A. (2009, December 14). Accounting for tutorial teaching assistants’ buy-in to reform instruction. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 5(2), 020109. Retrieved September 21, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.020109
Chicago Format
Goertzen, R, R. Scherr, and A. Elby. "Accounting for tutorial teaching assistants’ buy-in to reform instruction." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5, no. 2, (December 14, 2009): 020109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.020109 (accessed 21 September 2014).
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Goertzen, Renee Michelle, Rachel Scherr, and Andrew Elby. "Accounting for tutorial teaching assistants’ buy-in to reform instruction." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5.2 (2009): 020109. 21 Sep. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.020109>.
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