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Observing Teaching Assistant Differences in Tutorials and Inquiry-Based Labs
written by Matthew Wilcox, Caleb C. Kasprzyk, and Jacquelyn J. Chini
Through the use of the Real-time Instructor Observing Tool (RIOT) we examine the differences in actions of multiple TAs in mini-studios, which combine student-centered recitations with inquiry-based labs. TA actions observed include open or closed dialogue, passive or active observing, and clarifying or explaining to students. We observed five TAs teaching seven algebra-based first-semester physics labs to approximately 30 students per section. Individual TAs created an action profile that consists of the proportion of time spent on each action for that specific TA. These action profiles were found by averaging the duration of TA actions across multiple labs for a single TA. Surprisingly, with this method we found that TAs with a Learning Assistant tended to explain less and interact with the students less. We also found that there is a lack of consistency between the TAs in the overall time spent on each action.
Physics Education Research Conference 2015
Part of the PER Conference series
College Park, MD: July 29-30, 2015
Pages 371-374
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
- Classroom Management
- Pedagogy
Education - Basic Research
- Behavior
- Communication
- Sample Population
= Instructor: TA
- Teacher Characteristics
- Graduate/Professional
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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10.1119/perc.2015.pr.088
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M. Wilcox, C. Kasprzyk, and J. Chini, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, 2015, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13910&DocID=4328).
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M. Wilcox, C. Kasprzyk, and J. Chini, Observing Teaching Assistant Differences in Tutorials and Inquiry-Based Labs, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, 2015, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13910&DocID=4328>.
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Wilcox, M., Kasprzyk, C., & Chini, J. (2015, July 29-30). Observing Teaching Assistant Differences in Tutorials and Inquiry-Based Labs. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD. Retrieved November 19, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13910&DocID=4328
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Wilcox, M, C. Kasprzyk, and J. Chini. "Observing Teaching Assistant Differences in Tutorials and Inquiry-Based Labs." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, July 29-30, 2015. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13910&DocID=4328 (accessed 19 November 2019).
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Wilcox, Matthew, Caleb C. Kasprzyk, and Jacquelyn Chini. "Observing Teaching Assistant Differences in Tutorials and Inquiry-Based Labs." Physics Education Research Conference 2015. College Park, MD: 2015. 371-374 of PER Conference. 19 Nov. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13910&DocID=4328>.
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