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Abstract Title: Role-plays for preparing physics teaching assistants and learning assistants
Abstract: Preparing graduate teaching assistants (TAs) and undergraduate learning assistants (LAs) to teach in physics classrooms is a topic of great interest in physics education research. We investigate the use of role-play performances to prepare TAs and LAs to teach students in introductory physics tutorials, labs, and SCALE-UP classes. Each role-play addressed specific pedagogical knowledge and specific disciplinary content. We identify and discuss characteristics that yielded the most successful role-plays. We also find that our role-plays helped TAs and LAs to express their ideas about discursive teaching methods and fostered productive discussions about teaching physics
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Monica K. Cook
Georgia State University
and Co-Presenter(s)
Joshua S. Von Korff, Georgia State University

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