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Abstract Title: "Implicit Action": Understanding Discourse Management in Modeling Instruction
Abstract: We present Implicit Action, a discourse management tool, through a qualitative video analysis of a Florida International University Modeling Instruction Introductory Physics I class. Implicit Action in Modeling Instruction is where instructors deliberately create intellectual space in which students ideally see value and need for the construction of new classroom norms and tools that are productive in developing a learning community. This space is created by the implications expressed through the instructor's deliberate actions. Discourse Management is a technique to moderate student discussion in Modeling Instruction classes at the university level that was initially described by Desbien. Implicit Action is one of 9 Modeling Discourse Management tools that we have identified. By means of qualitative analysis we illustrate the effectiveness of Implicit Action in implementing Modeling Pedagogical Theory.
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Primary Contact: Jared Durden
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and Co-Presenter(s)
Eric Brewe/Co-author
Laird Kramer/Co-author