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Abstract Title: Role-playing as pedagogical tool for helping LAs sense-make about inequitable team dynamics
Abstract: At UMD, adapting from the CU-Boulder model, we started an LA program with two novel and interlinked foii: (1) LAs all mentor teams of engineering students in a team-based first-year engineering design course, and (2) we scaffold the LAs in fostering equitable team dynamics and collaboration.We engaged LAs in a role-play of a quiet student, an overbearing student, and an LA. Afterwards, the whole class engaged in a discussion of the role-play. In this poster, we look at how the actors in the role-play portrayed and navigated power differences and how the LAs analyze the power dynamics that played out in the role-play and imagine possible instructional responses. These observations help us identify gaps in the design of the pedagogy seminar that we hope to address in future iterations. Work supported by NSF Grant 1733649.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: B76
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Hannah Sabo
University of Maryland
and Co-Presenter(s)
Chandra Turpen, University of Maryland
Ayush Gupta, University of Maryland
Jennifer Radoff, University of Maryland
Andrew Elby, University of Maryland

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