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written by Benjamin T. Spike and Noah D. Finkelstein
In an effort to study the impact of teaching experience and preparation on the pedagogical beliefs of physics Teaching Assistants (TAs), we investigate the beliefs expressed by TAs following several semesters of teaching with the Tutorials in Introductory Physics. The beliefs of TAs mediate the actions they take in working with students, as well as the classroom norms they set for participation in the Tutorial activity. In this paper, we build upon existing analytic frameworks to characterize two distinct sets of TA beliefs gathered from pre- and post-semester interviews. We also present preliminary indications of coordination between these beliefs and the in-class practices of TAs. We then conclude with implications for the training of TAs in order to promote more pedagogically sophisticated beliefs at a potentially critical time in their professional development.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 309-312
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- Pedagogy
- Professional Development
Education - Basic Research
- Teacher Characteristics
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10.1063/1.3515231
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0448176
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01.40.Fk
01.40,J-
Keywords:
professional development, teacher preparation, PERC 2010, Tutorials in Introductory Physics, pedagogical beliefs, teaching assistants, teaching experience
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B. Spike and N. Finkelstein, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10486&DocID=1942).
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B. Spike and N. Finkelstein, Examining the Beliefs and Practice of Teaching Assistants: Two Case Studies, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10486&DocID=1942>.
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Spike, B., & Finkelstein, N. (2010, July 21-22). Examining the Beliefs and Practice of Teaching Assistants: Two Case Studies. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved October 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10486&DocID=1942
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Spike, Benjamin, and Noah Finkelstein. "Examining the Beliefs and Practice of Teaching Assistants: Two Case Studies." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10486&DocID=1942 (accessed 30 October 2014).
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Spike, Benjamin, and Noah Finkelstein. "Examining the Beliefs and Practice of Teaching Assistants: Two Case Studies." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 309-312 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 30 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10486&DocID=1942>.
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