M.H. Lee, PhD
May examines instructional decisions teaching assistants (TAs) make during tutorials in introductry physics courses. Though TAs tend to have more opportunities interacting with individual students than course instructors, relatively little research has addressed the nature and outcomes of the TAs' interactions with students; this work is important towards designing learning environments that can support course objectives - such as developing students' conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills in physics. She uses cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) to understand how aspects of the tutorial learning environment for introductory physics courses relate to the TAs' perspectives of teaching and learning. This four-year project, which started in 2019, aims to support the transformation of the introductory physics courses and inform the design of professional development for the TAs of those courses.
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