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ERIC Number: EJ872478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Offering More than "Here Is the Textbook": Teaching Assistants' Perspectives on Introductory Science Courses
Dotger, Sharon
Journal of College Science Teaching, v39 n3 p71-76 Jan 2010
Eight Earth science graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) participated in a semester-long seminar designed to facilitate change in their practice. The seminar used lesson-study methodology to facilitate discussion of GTAs' beliefs about teaching while planning a research lesson for implementation in their laboratory. This article reports the results regarding GTAs' consensus perspectives about interactions with faculty in the context of laboratory teaching and discusses eight themes that emerged from the consensus-establishing process. The article concludes with implications for faculty teaching large lecture classes and their interactions with GTAs teaching the associated laboratories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A