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Abstract Title: Instructor Prompting Mechanisms and Student Participation in a Reformed Classroom
Abstract: Classroom participation has been shown to improve learning gains. However, instructors may at times find it difficult to engage their classrooms in effective discourse. Understanding how instructors effectively engage their students is key to facilitating student participation. Through qualitative video analysis of a Modeling Instruction Introductory Physics I class, we present an analysis of the impact of Instructor prompts on student participation. Using microanalysis of a video segment in which an instructor is engaging students in a series of questions during a large group white board meeting, we identified prompting mechanisms that contribute to student participation in a reformed classroom.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Maria Paula Angarita
Florida International University
and Co-Presenter(s)
Sean Stewart, Florida International University; Jared Durden, Florida International University; Vashti Sawtelle, University of Maryland.