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Modeling Discourse Management Compared to Other Classroom Management Styles in University Physics
written by Dwain Desbien
A classroom management technique called modeling discourse management was developed to enhance the modeling theory of physics. Modeling discourse management is a student-centered management that focuses on the epistemology of science. Modeling discourse is social constructivist in nature and was designed to encourage students to present classroom material to each other. In modeling discourse management, the instructor's primary role is of questioner rather than provider of knowledge. Literature is presented that helps validate the components of modeling discourse. Modeling discourse management was compared to other classroom management styles using multiple measures. Both regular and honors university physics classes were investigated. This style of management was found to enhance student understanding of forces, problem solving skills, and student views of science compared to traditional classroom management styles for both honors and regular students. Compared to other reformed physics classrooms, modeling discourse classes performed as well or better on student understanding of forces. Outside evaluators viewed modeling discourse classes to be reformed, and it was determined that modeling discourse could be effectively disseminated.
University: Arizona State University
Academic Department:  Department of Physics
Pages 100
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- Classroom Management
- Pedagogy
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
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Keywords:
active learning, modeling instruction, student-centered
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Metadata instance created May 29, 2008 by Bruce Mason
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