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ERIC Number: EJ1253908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2162-3104
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Autoethnographic Reflections of an International Graduate Teaching Assistant's Co-Teaching Experiences
Howlett, Kristina M.; Nguyen, Huong L.
Journal of International Students, v10 n2 p401-419 2020
This authoethnographic study explores the co-teaching experiences of an international graduate teaching assistant (IGTA) assigned to co-teach an undergraduate course at a U.S. publicly funded university. As a sociocultural theoretical framework, Dewey (1938), Vygotsky (1978), and Schön's (1983) works regarding experiential learning, interaction, and reflective practice were used to analyze narratives and highlight the IGTA's co-teaching experiences to provide evidence of reflective and collaborative practices. Five themes emerged from the study: a need for professional development, interdependence, mentoring, improving interpersonal skills, and shifting perspectives. The findings uncovered how the co-teaching experience cultivated and sustained an IGTA's personal awareness of self and others through guided reflection on instructional practices to improve teaching and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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