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Abstract Title: Identifying identity: Using video analysis to track the dynamics of students' identities in the learning of physics
Abstract: This workshop concerns analytical and methodological challenges related to studying identity in physics learning. Identity encompasses macro-level categorizations (e.g., gender, ethnicity, academic major, etc.) as well as micro-level dynamics in face-to-face interactions. Here, we use video analysis to explore the intersection of macro/micro notions of identity, as they play out moment-to-moment in physics learning. We will consider the following questions: How do we identify and characterize markers of identity in video data?  How do we bound salient moments where students' identities are influencing their interactions and vice versa?  How do we empirically support claims pertaining to the role of identity in learning?  We will approach these questions through collaborative viewing and analysis of video from classrooms and interviews. We begin with a large group discussion, followed by breakout sessions where participants work in small groups to analyze clips provided by collaborating researchers currently studying issues of identity in physics learning.
Abstract Type: Workshop

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Luke Conlin
Tufts University
171 Willow Rd
Nahant, MA 01908
Phone: 2402717665
and Co-Presenter(s)
Lama Jaber, Tufts University

other possible participants/facilitators:
Jennifer Richards, University of Maryland, College Park
Minjung Ryu, University of Maryland, College Park
David Hammer, Tufts University
Brian Danielak, University of Maryland, College Park
Jessica Watkins, Tufts University