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Utah State University

David F Feldon

2013

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Cognitive Apprenticeship And The Supervision Of Science And Engineering Research Assistants, Michelle Maher, Joanna Gilmore, David F. Feldon, Telesia Davis Jan 2013

Cognitive Apprenticeship And The Supervision Of Science And Engineering Research Assistants, Michelle Maher, Joanna Gilmore, David F. Feldon, Telesia Davis

David F Feldon

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Exploration Of Factors Related To The Development Of Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Teaching Orientations, Joanna Gilmore, Michelle Maher, David F. Feldon, Briana Timmerman Jan 2013

Exploration Of Factors Related To The Development Of Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Teaching Orientations, Joanna Gilmore, Michelle Maher, David F. Feldon, Briana Timmerman

David F Feldon

Research indicates that modifying teachers’ beliefs about learning and teaching (i.e. teaching orientation) may be a prerequisite to changing their teaching practices. This mixed methods study quantitized data from interviews with 65 graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields to assess the relationship of participants’ teaching experiences and available teaching support systems with changes in their teaching orientation over time. These individuals represent an important but understudied link in the STEM pipeline, because they serve as primary instructors in large, introductory science laboratory classes for undergraduates at large research universities. Mentor involvement in teaching ...


Performance-Based Assessment Of Graduate Student Research Skills: Timing, Trajectory, And Potential Thresholds, Briana Timmerman, David F. Feldon, Michelle Maher, Denise Strickland, Jie Chao Jan 2013

Performance-Based Assessment Of Graduate Student Research Skills: Timing, Trajectory, And Potential Thresholds, Briana Timmerman, David F. Feldon, Michelle Maher, Denise Strickland, Jie Chao

David F Feldon

The development of research skills and scientific reasoning underpins the mission of graduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, yet our understanding of this process is mainly drawn from self-report and faculty survey data. In this study, we empirically investigate the pattern of research skill development using STEM graduate students’ written research proposals. Analyses of proposal performance data suggest a potential developmental trajectory of research skills, in which the ability to effectively situate work in context using primary literature, and to generate testable hypotheses, emerge early in students’ careers, while other skills, such as data analysis and ...