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Abstract Title: Responsive teaching in an Upper-division classroom
Abstract: Responsive Teaching is a philosophy which focuses on instructors' in-the-moment responses to students' emerging ideas, and the structural decisions about classroom climate and activities which promote student agency and inquiry.  It is unexplored in the highly canonized and content-driven upper-division context.  In this study, we develop a case study of responsive teaching in an upper-division electromagnetic fields course.  Through artifact analysis of lesson plans, discourse analysis classroom video of events, and reflective interviews with the instructor, we show interactional and structural features of the classroom which promote students' agency as pre-service physicists.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Deepa Chari
Depatment of Physics, Kansas State University, USA
116, Cardwell Hall, Manhattan
Manhattan, KS 66506
and Co-Presenter(s)
Eleanor Sayre (Department of Physics, Kansas State University)