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AAPT Summer Meeting Session on TAs and LAs

Jul 18, 2010

If you happen to be at the AAPT's summer meeting in Portland on Tuesday, July 20, stop by the Teacher Preparation Committee's session "FH: Research on Teaching Assistants and Learning Assistants" in Pavilion West from 1:20–2:50 p.m.

Many universities use graduate teaching assistants (TAs) and/or undergraduate learning assistants (LAs) to make large-enrollment courses more collaborative, student-centered, and interactive. In this session, researchers report on projects that have begun to identify specific challenges to effective university-level professional development and explore solutions that respond to those specific challenges.
The three presentations will be:
  • Cultivating Concern with Others: Thinking as the Root of Teacher Identity
  • A New Perspective on TAs: Respecting TAs' Beliefs
  • The Colorado LA Model: Impacts and Outcomes