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Abstract Title: 'So you're saying...': Paraphrase and interpretation in peer physics interviews
Abstract: Learning Assistants (LAs) at Seattle Pacific University engage in a series of interviews with their non-LA peers to develop their listening and interviewing skills. In the first interview, the LA interviewers are asked to be guests at their interviewees' thinking. In this poster, we focus on two LAs' interpretations of being a guest: wedding guests who do not interfere with the proceedings, and cocktail party guests who contribute ideas to the conversation.  We show how these interpretations are present in their ontological committments, (in)formal use of language, and expectations about interviewing and listening.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Eleanor C Sayre
Wabash College
and Co-Presenter(s)
Rachel E Scherr, Hunter Close, Seattle Pacific University