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Building knowledge for teaching: Three cases of physics graduate students
written by Brian W. Frank and Natasha M. Speer
Over the past two decades education researchers have demonstrated that various types of knowledge, including pedagogical content knowledge, influence teachers' instructional practices and their students' learning opportunities. Findings suggest that by engaging in the work of teaching, teachers acquire knowledge of how students think, but the education research community has not yet captured this learning as it occurs. During an investigation of whether novice physics instructors can develop such knowledge via the activities of attending to student work, we captured instances of knowledge development and have identified several mechanisms that supported instructors in building this knowledge. We analyzed data from interviews with physics graduate teaching assistants as they examined and discussed students' written work. During those discussions, some instructors appeared to develop new knowledge–either about students' thinking or about the physics content--and others did not. We compare and contrast three cases representing a range of outcomes and identify factors that influenced the development of new knowledge.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 126-129
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Education Foundations
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- Teacher Characteristics
= Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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- Teacher Preparation
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© 2012 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.4789668
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0962805
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
PERC 2012, graduate students, pedagogical content knowledge, teacher knowledge
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B. Frank and N. Speer, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12790&DocID=3325).
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B. Frank and N. Speer, Building knowledge for teaching: Three cases of physics graduate students, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12790&DocID=3325>.
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Frank, B., & Speer, N. (2012, August 1-2). Building knowledge for teaching: Three cases of physics graduate students. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved December 14, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12790&DocID=3325
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Frank, Brian, and Natasha Speer. "Building knowledge for teaching: Three cases of physics graduate students." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12790&DocID=3325 (accessed 14 December 2017).
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Frank, Brian, and Natasha Speer. "Building knowledge for teaching: Three cases of physics graduate students." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 126-129 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 14 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12790&DocID=3325>.
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