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written by Kara E. Gray, David C. Webb, and Valerie K. Otero
This study investigates how the undergraduate Learning Assistant (LA) experience affects teachers' first year of teaching. The LA Program provides interested science majors with the opportunity to explore teaching through weekly teaching responsibilities, an introduction to physics education research, and a learning community within the university. Some of these LAs are recruited to secondary science teacher certification programs. We hypothesized that the LA experience would enhance the teaching practices of the LAs who ultimately become teachers. To test this hypothesis, LAs were compared to a matched sample of teachers who completed the same teacher certification program as the LAs but did not have the LA "treatment." LAs and "non-LAs" were compared through interviews, classroom observations, artifact packages, and observations made with Reformed Teacher Observation Protocol (RTOP) collected within the first year of teaching. Some differences were found; these findings and their implications are discussed.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 157-160
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Teacher Preparation
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
- Professional Development
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3515186
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© 2010 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.3515186
NSF Number:
0554616
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.gb, 01.40.jc
Keywords:
Learning Assistants, PERC 2010, Reformed Teacher Observation Protocol, physics education, teacher observations, teacher preparation
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May 1, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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K. Gray, D. Webb, and V. Otero, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10428&DocID=1894).
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K. Gray, D. Webb, and V. Otero, Are Learning Assistants Better K-12 Science Teachers?, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10428&DocID=1894>.
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Gray, K., Webb, D., & Otero, V. (2010, July 21-22). Are Learning Assistants Better K-12 Science Teachers?. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved October 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10428&DocID=1894
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Gray, K, D. Webb, and V. Otero. "Are Learning Assistants Better K-12 Science Teachers?." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10428&DocID=1894 (accessed 24 October 2014).
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Gray, Kara, David C. Webb, and Valerie Otero. "Are Learning Assistants Better K-12 Science Teachers?." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 157-160 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10428&DocID=1894>.
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