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written by Benjamin T. Spike and Noah D. Finkelstein
Teaching Assistants (TAs) play an important role in supporting research-based instructional environments, yet the connection between TAs' pedagogical beliefs and instructional practices is not well understood. We build upon a broad foundation of research on the nature of pedagogical content knowledge to develop an analytic framework for characterizing how physics TAs both describe and enact their roles as teachers. In a previous work [1], we started developing a framework for TA pedagogical beliefs and highlighted examples of emergent differences between TAs along one particular dimension, agency. In this paper, we extend this framework to include TAs' instructional goals, and their methods and purpose of assessment. Using examples drawn from several semesters of interviews and classroom videotape, we apply this framework and describe instances of both strong and weak coordination between TA beliefs and practices.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 394-397
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Methods
- Sample Population
= Instructor: TA
- Teacher Characteristics
= Pedagogical Content Knowledge
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2012 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.4789735
NSF Numbers:
0448176
0833364
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.J
Keywords:
PERC 2012, teacher belief
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B. Spike and N. Finkelstein, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12861&DocID=3393).
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B. Spike and N. Finkelstein, Applying a framework for characterizing physics teaching assistants’ beliefs and practices, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12861&DocID=3393>.
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Spike, B., & Finkelstein, N. (2012, August 1-2). Applying a framework for characterizing physics teaching assistants’ beliefs and practices. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved November 27, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12861&DocID=3393
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Spike, Benjamin, and Noah Finkelstein. "Applying a framework for characterizing physics teaching assistants’ beliefs and practices." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12861&DocID=3393 (accessed 27 November 2014).
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Spike, Benjamin, and Noah Finkelstein. "Applying a framework for characterizing physics teaching assistants’ beliefs and practices." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 394-397 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 27 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12861&DocID=3393>.
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