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Abstract Title: Transfer Student’s Narrative of Groupwork Characterized by Research Methods Course
Abstract: Groupwork is a seminal facet of many active learning science courses, and it can vary drastically from school to school. In this poster we use a narrative inquiry analysis to characterize the changing group work experience during the process of transferring from a two-year college (TYC) to a four-year college (FYC). We focus on one student's experiences with groupwork, and draw on many types of data--fieldnotes, interviews, and written journals--collected at both institutions. Specifically, the student describes working on a project in a certain research methods course at the TYC very positively. We contrast that setting with group work in the larger lecture classes at the FYC where students may not experience the same level of instructor support and student-teacher relationships. We explore how these interactions impact how the student experiences groupwork.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: 1.G2

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Laura A. H. Wood
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
and Co-Presenter(s)
Vashti Sawtelle, Michigan State University