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Abstract Title: Creating Classroom Reform Using a Sociocultural Mediation Process
Abstract: We propose a process designed to help actors (instructors and students) reflect on their classroom learning environments, and negotiate social action to modify those environs. Usually actors implicitly negotiate their roles in, and expectations of, their classrooms.  However, an explicit process whereby actors list, rank, and discuss their important learning elements, and then rate their classroom with respect to those elements, can shape this negotiation into a cogenerative goal setting activity.  This mediation is useful for continuously identifying and addressing specific targets for classroom reform.  Furthermore, all community members can have the opportunity to be collectively engaged in building a unique learning environment.  Benefits to students and instructors include a concrete method for negotiating a frame shift toward student-centered learning modes.  Advantages to educational researchers include new opportunities to analyze artifacts produced as a result of a collective process.
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Natan Samuels
Florida International University
and Co-Presenter(s)
Eric Brewe, Florida International University
Laird Kramer, Florida International University