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Educational Psychology

2010

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University of Massachusetts Boston

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The Absent Professor: Rethinking Collaboration In Tutorial Sessions, Arianne Baker, Kristi Girdharry, Rebecca Katz, Meesh Mccarthy Jan 2010

The Absent Professor: Rethinking Collaboration In Tutorial Sessions, Arianne Baker, Kristi Girdharry, Rebecca Katz, Meesh Mccarthy

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This article examines the relationships among the student, tutor, and professor as played out in tutorial sessions. It is an extension of our interactive presentation “The Absent Professor” at the 2010 Center for the Improvement of Teaching conference. This presentation discussed the different perspectives that students, tutors, and professors bring to the table; participants engaged in mock tutorial sessions to explore the complexities of this relationship. Using tutors' experiences from the conference and actual tutorial sessions, the article draws on both practice and theory in an attempt to arrive at an understanding of how the complicated and often complicating presence ...