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written by Angela T.H. Nguyen, Xavier D. Antoine-Goeas, Muhammad Sulman, Linh L.V. Tra, Charles T. Cox, and Ozcan Gulacar
A new teaching assistant model was adopted and qualitatively assessed for the general chemistry laboratory, in which both an undergraduate and a graduate teaching assistant provided instruction to students during the lab. Verbal interactions between graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants were recorded, transcribed, and coded using the modified Laboratory Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM (LOPUS). The codes were applied to capture how discussions, questioning, and explanations were conducted. In addition, the content discussed was coded to identify specific areas that pose challenges for students. Sizable differences were not observed between the number of interactions of the initiation, explanation, and questioning codes between graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants. Of the interactions, 77% focused on questions and discussions regarding the experimental setup. Discussions on the implications with regards to the effective use of undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants in chemistry laboratories are included.
Education Sciences: Volume 11, Issue 10, Pages 655-671
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Classroom Management
- Learning Environment
Education - Basic Research
- Behavior
- Communication
= Language
= Speaking
- Sample Population
= Instructor: TA
- Teacher Characteristics
= Affect
= Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Other Sciences
- Chemistry
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Research study
PER-Central Types Intended Users Ratings
- Curriculum
- Curriculum / Pedagogy Guide
- Administrators
- Researchers
- Educators
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Nguyen, A., Antoine-Goeas, X., Sulman, M., Tra, L., Cox, C., and Gulacar, O.
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10.3390/educsci11100655
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TA instructional methods, TA interactions, TA performance, graduate teaching assistant, teaching assistant, undergraduate teaching assistant
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A. Nguyen, X. Antoine-Goeas, M. Sulman, L. Tra, C. Cox, and O. Gulacar, , Educ. Sci. 11 (10), 655 (2021), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11100655).
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A. Nguyen, X. Antoine-Goeas, M. Sulman, L. Tra, C. Cox, and O. Gulacar, A Qualitative Investigation of the Interactions of Students with Graduate and Undergraduate TAs in General Chemistry Laboratories, Educ. Sci. 11 (10), 655 (2021), <https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11100655>.
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Nguyen, A., Antoine-Goeas, X., Sulman, M., Tra, L., Cox, C., & Gulacar, O. (2021, October 20). A Qualitative Investigation of the Interactions of Students with Graduate and Undergraduate TAs in General Chemistry Laboratories. Educ. Sci., 11(10), 655-671. Retrieved December 6, 2022, from https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11100655
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Nguyen, A, X. Antoine-Goeas, M. Sulman, L. Tra, C. Cox, and O. Gulacar. "A Qualitative Investigation of the Interactions of Students with Graduate and Undergraduate TAs in General Chemistry Laboratories." Educ. Sci. 11, no. 10, (October 20, 2021): 655-671, https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11100655 (accessed 6 December 2022).
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Nguyen, Angela T.H., Xavier D. Antoine-Goeas, Muhammad Sulman, Linh L.V. Tra, Charles T. Cox, and Ozcan Gulacar. "A Qualitative Investigation of the Interactions of Students with Graduate and Undergraduate TAs in General Chemistry Laboratories." Educ. Sci. 11.10 (2021): 655-671. 6 Dec. 2022 <https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11100655>.
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