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ERIC Number: EJ1221885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
A Role-Play-Based Tutor Training in Preservice Teacher Education for Developing Procedural Pedagogical Content Knowledge by Optimizing Tutor-Student Interactions in the Context of an Outreach Lab
Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v30 n5 p461-482 2019
To meet the requirements of students' cooperative learning, our quasi-experimental study addresses how preservice teachers (PSTs), as a component of their procedural pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), might develop more adequate tutor-student interactions during students' experimentation. Applying the assignment-assistance tutoring model, we combined biology PSTs' education with our high school students' outreach program, Genetic Fingerprinting. We developed a role-play-based tutor training in a 2-step (role play and group discussion) and in a 3-step variant (role play, group discussion, and an additional assignment exercise). We audiotaped and transcribed all PST-tutored experimental phases of one control group (without training) and our two training groups. We categorized 2,865 tutor-student interactions content-analytically regarding adequacy in potentially supporting students' promotive interaction as a core condition of cooperative learning. We examined the PST interaction patterns identified. Our tutor-trained PSTs, especially those who received 3-step training, showed less inadequate tutor-student interactions compared with control group PSTs. Cluster-analytically extracted intervening interaction types were found only in the control group and the rule-complying type dominated the 3-step group. We discuss our training as an effective approach to develop tutor-student interactions as a component of procedural PCK that is part of PSTs' initial professional development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany