Associate Professor/Associate Dean Elizabeth van Es and PhD in Education students Priyanka Agarwal and Carlos Sandoval are presenting to the Center for Research on Teacher Development and Professional Practice on February 15, 12:00-1:00 pm, in Education 3238.
Description of Presentation
We are investigating the relationship between teachers’ noticing for equity, their dispositions and their instructional practice. We theorize that teachers’ dispositions shape what they attend to in classroom interactions and how they interpret what they see. Our study aims to unveil the nature of teacher noticing for teachers who are committed to equity in their teaching. We ask: (a) What is it that teachers committed to equity attend to in classroom interactions?; (b) How do they interpret and make sense of what they see?; and (c) How do they use what they learn from this in-the-moment noticing to inform instructional choices?
In this meeting, we will share our preliminary findings about the teachers’ instructional practices. We will then look at a video segment from one of the participating teacher’s classroom and the associated noticing interview. Our goal will be to engage the group in a discussion about how we can analyze the data to get insight into their noticing as it is tied to these instructional practices, as well as solicit suggestions on how we can represent the findings in a manuscript. How do we think about the unit of analysis? What would count as evidence for our claims? How do we present the findings to share the range of noticings and practices for each teacher, while also giving readers access to the complexity of engaging in this work in practice?