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written by Renee Michelle Goertzen, Rachel E. Scherr, and Andrew Elby
As part of a long-term program to develop effective, research-based professional development programs for physics graduate student teaching assistants (TAs), we first identify their current classroom practices and why they engage in these practices. In this paper, we identify a set of teaching practices we call "focusing on indicators," which occurs when TAs use signs such as key words or diagrams as evidence that students understand the target idea; these indicators are more superficial than a detailed explanation. Our primary finding is that although the three TAs discussed here share a common behavior, the beliefs and motivations that underlie this behavior vary. We argue that TA professional development focused on changing these TAs' focus-on-indicator behavior is unlikely to be effective. Instead, responsive TA professional development will need to address the TAs' beliefs that guide the observed classroom behavior.
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- Teacher Preparation
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© 2010 American Physical Society
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.010105
NSF Numbers:
0529482
0715567
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Classroom Behavior, Professional Development, Teacher Beliefs, Teacher Preparation, Teaching Practices
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Metadata instance created May 29, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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R. Goertzen, R. Scherr, and A. Elby, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6 (1), 010105 (2010), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.010105).
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R. Goertzen, R. Scherr, and A. Elby, Tutorial teaching assistants in the classroom: Similar teaching behaviors are supported by varied beliefs about teaching and learning, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6 (1), 010105 (2010), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.010105>.
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Goertzen, R., Scherr, R., & Elby, A. (2010, April 7). Tutorial teaching assistants in the classroom: Similar teaching behaviors are supported by varied beliefs about teaching and learning. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 6(1), 010105. Retrieved October 31, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.010105
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Goertzen, R, R. Scherr, and A. Elby. "Tutorial teaching assistants in the classroom: Similar teaching behaviors are supported by varied beliefs about teaching and learning." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6, no. 1, (April 7, 2010): 010105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.010105 (accessed 31 October 2014).
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Goertzen, Renee Michelle, Rachel Scherr, and Andrew Elby. "Tutorial teaching assistants in the classroom: Similar teaching behaviors are supported by varied beliefs about teaching and learning." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6.1 (2010): 010105. 31 Oct. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.010105>.
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