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Characterizing graduate teaching assistants’ teaching practices in physics “mini-studios”
written by Tong Wan, Constance M. Doty, Ashley A. Geraets, Erin K. H. Saitta, and Jacquelyn J. Chini
In this study, we characterized GTAs' teaching practices in algebra-based introductory physics "mini-studios," which combine student-centered recitation and inquiry-based labs. We documented both GTA and student actions using an observation protocol adapted from the Laboratory Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM (LOPUS). We observed 72 mini-studio sessions led by 11 GTAs over two semesters. We used an agglomerative hierarchical cluster analysis and identified three clusters that described the similarities and differences between individual sessions. Two clusters contained sessions characterized by more interactive GTAs but they varied in the amount of feedback, lecture and whole class questioning the GTA provided. In the third cluster, GTAs tended to wait for students to call on them before engaging. Student behaviors also varied between the clusters, suggesting correlations between student behaviors and GTA instructional styles, in contrast to previous findings with LOPUS in other contexts. We discuss implications of these findings for future research.
Physics Education Research Conference 2019
Part of the PER Conference series
Provo, UT: July 24-25, 2019
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Pedagogy
Education - Basic Research
- Behavior
= Social Interaction
- Communication
= Speaking
- Sample Population
= Instructor: TA
- Graduate/Professional
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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T. Wan, C. Doty, A. Geraets, E. Saitta, and J. Chini, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15309&DocID=5221).
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T. Wan, C. Doty, A. Geraets, E. Saitta, and J. Chini, Characterizing graduate teaching assistants’ teaching practices in physics “mini-studios”, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15309&DocID=5221>.
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Wan, T., Doty, C., Geraets, A., Saitta, E., & Chini, J. (2019, July 24-25). Characterizing graduate teaching assistants’ teaching practices in physics “mini-studios”. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT. Retrieved April 5, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15309&DocID=5221
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Wan, T, C. Doty, A. Geraets, E. Saitta, and J. Chini. "Characterizing graduate teaching assistants’ teaching practices in physics “mini-studios”." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, July 24-25, 2019. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15309&DocID=5221 (accessed 5 April 2020).
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Wan, Tong, Constance M. Doty, Ashley A. Geraets, Erin K. H. Saitta, and Jacquelyn Chini. "Characterizing graduate teaching assistants’ teaching practices in physics “mini-studios”." Physics Education Research Conference 2019. Provo, UT: 2019. of PER Conference. 5 Apr. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15309&DocID=5221>.
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