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Abstract Title: Assessing Pre-Service Teachers Using an Interview Protocol Based on C-LASS
Abstract: We report results from an interview study of prospective pre-service teachers serving as undergraduate Learning Assistants (LAs) in Florida International Universitys Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) Project. The goal of the study is to investigate both characteristics of students drawn to the PhysTEC program and how they changed as a result of their first early field experience. Their early field experience included assisting in reformed physics classrooms and laboratories. Seven students were interviewed prior to and after their field experiences, using a protocol based on the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (C-LASS) instrument. Students completed the C-LASS and then were asked to explain their responses in interview sessions. Students were also asked about their background and experiences in physics courses. Results of the interview study and measured impact on course reform will be presented.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Idaykis Rodriguez
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, CP 204
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-206-6154
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Eric Brewe
   Florida International University
   11200 SW 8th Street, ZEB 259A
   Miami, FL 33199
   phone: 305-248-3507

Larid Kramer
  Florida International University
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  Miami, FL 33199
  phone: 305-348-6073

George O'Brien
  Florida International University
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  Miami FL 33199
  phone: 305-348-2599

Leanne Wells
  Florida International University
  11200 SW 8th Street, ZEB 357A
  Miami, FL 33199
  phone: 305-348-3228