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written by Kara E. Gray and Valerie K. Otero
The University of Colorado Learning Assistant (LA) program integrates a weekly education seminar, meetings with science faculty to review content, and a semester-long teaching experience that hires undergraduates to work with groups of students in university science courses. Following this three–pronged learning experience, some of the LAs continue into the teacher certification program. While previous research has shown that this model has more than doubled the number of science and math majors graduating with a teaching certification, the question remains whether these teachers are better prepared to teach. The analysis presented here addresses this question by comparing the views of former LAs to the views of comparable teachers on the issue of cooperative learning. Interviews were conducted with ten middle school and high school science teachers throughout their first year of teaching. Results suggest differences in former LAs views toward group work and their purposes for using group work.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 149-152
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Cooperative Learning
- Teacher Preparation
= Early Teaching Experiences
= Research
Education - Basic Research
- Teacher Characteristics
= Affect
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1063/1.3266700
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01.40.Fk
01.40.gb
01.40.jc
Keywords:
PERC 2009, learning assistant, physics education, teacher certification, teacher preparation
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K. Gray and V. Otero, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9458&DocID=1344).
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K. Gray and V. Otero, Analysis of Former Learning Assistants’ Views on Cooperative Learning presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9458&DocID=1344>.
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Gray, K., & Otero, V. (2009, July 29-30). Analysis of Former Learning Assistants’ Views on Cooperative Learning. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved July 26, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9458&DocID=1344
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Gray, Kara, and Valerie Otero. "Analysis of Former Learning Assistants’ Views on Cooperative Learning." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 29-30, 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9458&DocID=1344 (accessed 26 July 2014).
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Gray, Kara, and Valerie Otero. "Analysis of Former Learning Assistants’ Views on Cooperative Learning." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 149-152 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 26 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9458&DocID=1344>.
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