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Abstract Title: Characterizing Participation in and around the Physics Classroom
Abstract: A major aspect of educational reform in college physics has been the design of learning environments that improve student understanding and attitudes toward science. One of the most direct impacts that these reforms have is in how they restructure students' participation in and around the physics classroom, including how and where students interact with peers, instructors, technology, and curricular materials. This session focuses on research approaches that aim to capture and characterize the nature of students' participation within various educational spaces, which represent reforms common to physics education. In discussing their studies, presenters will be asked to reflect upon how their research frameworks, methodologies, and findings contributes to conceptualizations of students' progress and successful programs in ways that go beyond traditional measures.
Abstract Type: Targeted Poster Session

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Brian Frank
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207-581-1025

Targeted Poster Session Specific Information

Poster 1 Title: Documenting and Interpreting Ways to Engage Students in 'Thinking Like a Physicist'
Poster 1 Authors: Emily van Zee, Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Oregon State University
Corinne Manogue, Department of Physics, Oregon State University
Poster 2 Title: Changing Participation through Formation of Student Learning Communities
Poster 2 Authors: Eric Brewe, Laird H. Kramer, George E. O'Brien, Department of Teaching and Learning & Department of Physics, Florida International University
Poster 3 Title: Opportunities for Learning: Hybrid Spaces, Vygotsky, and the Endorsed Narrative
Poster 3 Authors: Valerie Otero, School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder
Poster 4 Title: How Students Structure Argument through the Interplay of Claims Made about Phenomena and Instruction
Poster 4 Authors: Brian W. Frank, Department of Physics and Astronomy