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written by Eleanor W. Close, Jessica Conn, and Hunter G. Close
The physics department at Texas State University is developing a Learning Assistant (LA) program with reform-based instructional changes in our introductory course sequences. We are interested in how participation in the LA program influences LAs' identity both as physics students and as physics teachers; in particular, how being part of the LA community changes participants' self-concepts and their day-to-day practice. We analyze written artifacts from program applications, reflections, and evaluations; our analysis of self-concepts is informed by the identity framework developed by Hazari and colleagues [1,2] and our analysis of practice is informed by Lave and Wenger's theory of Communities of Practice [3,4]. Preliminary experience suggests that engagement in the collaborative physics education community elements of the LA program blurs the distinction between learner and teacher practice and increases LAs' engagement in negotiation of meaning in both contexts.
Physics Education Research Conference 2013
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, OR: July 17-18, 2013
Pages 89-92
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Education - Applied Research
- Teacher Preparation
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Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
- Communication
= Speaking
= Writing
- Student Characteristics
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- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1119/perc.2013.pr.010
NSF Number:
1240036
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Ha
01.40.jc
Keywords:
Learning assistants, PERC 2013, community of practice, physics identity, teacher preparation, teacher recruitment
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E. Close, J. Conn, and H. Close, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13118&DocID=3667).
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E. Close, J. Conn, and H. Close, Learning Assistants' Development of Physics (Teacher) Identity, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13118&DocID=3667>.
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Close, E., Conn, J., & Close, H. (2013, July 17-18). Learning Assistants' Development of Physics (Teacher) Identity. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR. Retrieved December 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13118&DocID=3667
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Close, E, J. Conn, and H. Close. "Learning Assistants' Development of Physics (Teacher) Identity." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, July 17-18, 2013. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13118&DocID=3667 (accessed 22 December 2014).
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Close, Eleanor, Jessica Conn, and Hunter Close. "Learning Assistants' Development of Physics (Teacher) Identity." Physics Education Research Conference 2013. Portland, OR: 2013. 89-92 of PER Conference. 22 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13118&DocID=3667>.
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