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'Implicit Action' -- Understanding Discourse Management in Modeling Instruction
  Location: HC 3023 & 3023A
  Date: Wednesday, Aug.3
  Time: 9:30 AM -9:40 AM
  Author: Jared Durden, Florida International University
417 988-1765, jdurd001@fiu.edu
  Co-Author(s): Eric Brewe , Laird Kramer
  Abstract: We identify "Implicit Action," a discourse management tool, through a qualitative video analysis of a Florida International University Modeling Instruction Introductory Physics I class. Implicit Action in Modeling Instruction is where instructors deliberately create intellectual space in which students ideally see value and need for the construction of new classroom norms and tools that are productive in developing a learning community. This space is created by the implications expressed through the instructors' deliberate actions. Modeling Discourse Management is a technique to moderate student discussion in Modeling Instruction classes at the university level (Desbien, 2002). Implicit Action is one of eight Modeling Discourse Management tools that we have identified and, by means of qualitative analysis, have illustrated the effectiveness of its ability to implement Modeling Pedagogical Theory.
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