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Abstract Title: “Learning Arc”: The Process of Resolving Concerns through Student-Student Discourse
Abstract: In reformed classrooms that utilize student-student interactions, a student's concerns can often be resolved through student-student discourse with minimal to no direct input from the instructor. To gain insight into such interactions, we used video data from a Florida International University reformed Physics I classroom. We micro-analyzed a segment in which the discourse between a group of three students leads to the resolution of a concern. In this study, we identified a pattern of discourse, which we are calling a "Learning Arc." In this poster, we present the "Learning Arc" as a cyclical process by which students use discourse as a means to achieve a consensus that resolves a concern.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Sean Stewart
Florida International University
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Maria Paula Angarita, Florida International University
Jared Durden, Florida International University
Vashti Sawtelle, University of Maryland, College Park

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