ERIC Number: EJ621646
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Helping Graduate Assistants Teach Physics: Problems and Solutions.
Journal of Graduate Teaching Assistant Development, v7 n3 p123-37 Fall 2000
Describes a "Basics of Teaching Physics" course as an approach to training teaching assistants (TAs) in science, math, engineering, and technology (SMET) departments. The regular graduate course is based on constructivist learning: TAs construct their own understanding through guided questions, problem solving, reading and analyzing papers, discussions of their teaching experience, and group work. (EV)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Graduate Students, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Physics, Program Descriptions, Science Instruction, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Assistants
New Forums Press, Inc., P.O. Box 876, Stillwater, OK 74076 ($25; outside U.S. add $12 postage).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Special issue on "Innovations in the Training of SMET Teaching Assistants and Future Faculty."