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Abstract Title: On moral stances and perspective-taking through video analysis
Abstract: Video analysis of students engaged in physics discussions has led to many insights into how students think about and participate in explanation-building and problem-solving in physics. However, analysis of video-records of students' discussions on topics beyond physics content can illustrate expansive uses of video-analysis tools, while simultaneously expanding our toolbox for analyzing students' understanding of physics. I present our ongoing analysis of video-records of engineering students engaged in discussions of socio-scientific issues in clinical focus-group settings, focused on the shifting moral and epistemic stances adopted by students in the discussion. Merging their stance-taking dynamic with fine-grained attention to the content of their talk provides insights into characterizing what perspectives students adopt in their utterances and how these might (or might not) align with stakeholders in the socio-scientific issue. The analysis highlights the role of attending to word choice, gestures, postures, talk sequences, and register changes in making claims about students' stances and perspectives.
Abstract Type: Symposium Talk
Parallel Session: Methodologies for Video-Based Research in PER

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ayush Gupta
University of Maryland, College Park