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Longitudinal Associations between Learning Assistants and Instructor Effectiveness
written by Daniel Caravez, Angelica De La Torre, Jayson M. Nissen, and Ben Van Dusen
A central goal of the Learning Assistant (LA) model is to improve students' learning of science through the transformation of instructor practices. There is minimal existing research on the impact of college physics instructor experiences on their effectiveness. To investigate the association between college introductory physics instructors' experiences with and without LAs and student learning, we drew on data from the Learning About STEM Student Outcomes (LASSO) database. The LASSO database provided us with student-level data (concept inventory scores and demographic data) for 4,365 students and course-level data (instructor experience and course features) for the students' 93 mechanics courses. We performed Hierarchical Multiple Imputation to impute missing data and Hierarchical Linear Modeling to nest students within courses when modeling the associations between instructor experience and student learning. Our models predict that instructors' effectiveness decreases as they gain experience teaching without LAs. However, LA supported environments appear to remediate this decline in effectiveness as instructor effectiveness is maintained while they gain experience teaching with LAs.
Physics Education Research Conference 2017
Part of the PER Conference series
Cincinnati, OH: July 26-27, 2017
Pages 80-83
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education Foundations
- Assessment
= Longitudinal
- Sample Population
= Instructor: Faculty
- Teacher Characteristics
Education Practices
- Teacher Preparation
= Early Teaching Experiences
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Research study
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American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2017.pr.015
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1525338
Keywords:
Learning Assistants, PERC 2017, Teacher effectiveness, introductory physics, student learning, teacher experience
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Metadata instance created February 26, 2018 by Lyle Barbato
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February 28, 2018 by Lyle Barbato
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D. Caravez, A. De La Torre, J. Nissen, and B. Van Dusen, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14573&DocID=4750).
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D. Caravez, A. De La Torre, J. Nissen, and B. Van Dusen, Longitudinal Associations between Learning Assistants and Instructor Effectiveness, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14573&DocID=4750>.
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Caravez, D., De La Torre, A., Nissen, J., & Van Dusen, B. (2017, July 26-27). Longitudinal Associations between Learning Assistants and Instructor Effectiveness. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH. Retrieved March 26, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14573&DocID=4750
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Caravez, D, A. De La Torre, J. Nissen, and B. Van Dusen. "Longitudinal Associations between Learning Assistants and Instructor Effectiveness." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, July 26-27, 2017. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14573&DocID=4750 (accessed 26 March 2019).
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Caravez, Daniel, Angelica De La Torre, Jayson Nissen, and Ben Van Dusen. "Longitudinal Associations between Learning Assistants and Instructor Effectiveness." Physics Education Research Conference 2017. Cincinnati, OH: 2017. 80-83 of PER Conference. 26 Mar. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14573&DocID=4750>.
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