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Learning Assistant Identity Development: Is One Semester Enough?
written by Jessica Conn, Eleanor W. Close, and Hunter G. Close
The physics department at Texas State University has completed five semesters with a Learning Assistant (LA) program and reform-based instructional changes in our introductory course sequences. We are interested in how participation in the LA program influences LAs' identity both as physics students and as physics teachers; we have previously reported trends in increased community involvement and a shift in experienced LAs' concepts of what it means to be competent. Our interview data now include first-semester LAs, and we see a significant difference in physics identity development between these LAs and those with more experience. LAs near the end of their first semester seem to be experiencing a state of unease with respect to teaching and learning. We explain this discomfort in terms of Piagetian disequilibrium: their conceptions of competence in teaching and learning have been challenged, and they have not yet constructed a new model.
Physics Education Research Conference 2014
Part of the PER Conference series
Minneapolis, MN: July 30-31, 2014
Pages 55-58
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- Student Characteristics
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- Teacher Preparation
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American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2014.pr.010
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01.40.Ha
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Keywords:
Learning assistants, PERC 2014, community of practice, physics identity, teacher preparation, teacher recruitment
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Metadata instance created April 24, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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June 1, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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J. Conn, E. Close, and H. Close, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13447&DocID=4046).
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J. Conn, E. Close, and H. Close, Learning Assistant Identity Development: Is One Semester Enough?, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13447&DocID=4046>.
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Conn, J., Close, E., & Close, H. (2014, July 30-31). Learning Assistant Identity Development: Is One Semester Enough?. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved December 12, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13447&DocID=4046
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Conn, J, E. Close, and H. Close. "Learning Assistant Identity Development: Is One Semester Enough?." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, July 30-31, 2014. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13447&DocID=4046 (accessed 12 December 2017).
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Conn, Jessica, Eleanor Close, and Hunter Close. "Learning Assistant Identity Development: Is One Semester Enough?." Physics Education Research Conference 2014. Minneapolis, MN: 2014. 55-58 of PER Conference. 12 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13447&DocID=4046>.
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