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Abstract Title: Evidence of Change in Teacher Pedagogy Observed Through a Cogenerative Process
Abstract: We describe a high school physics teacher's pedagogical changes, observed during the process of the class working towards collective goals. The whole class developed these goals through the Cogenerative Mediation Process for Learning Environments (CMPLE), which was used to help all participants create an environment representative of their learning preferences. This poster highlights the pedagogical changes corresponding to the goal of "showing all steps when explaining solutions on white boards", which we observed through classroom video and teacher interviews. Although the teacher previously had expectations that students show all of their steps, she hadn't always verbalized these expectations to her students, and the students tended to leave out steps while presenting their white boards.  Focusing on the CMPLE goals (based on student learning preferences) allowed her to address this issue in her teaching. Through the CMPLE mediation process, the teacher began to hold the students accountable, and they responded positively.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Kimberley Barnes
Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave. W
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-281-2021
and Co-Presenter(s)
Natan Samuels, Laird Kramer - Florida International University