TA Resources


Below is a list of excellent resources about science education. All are publically available, and/or hard copies can be found at the RSMAS library and the GSO:

National Research Council. (2000). How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning. Bransford, J.D., Brown, A.L., Cocking, R.R., Editors. with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice. Donovan, M.S., Bransford, J.D., and Pellegrino, J.W., Editors.

National Research Council. (2001). Knowing what students know: The science and design of educational assessment. Committee on the Foundations of Assessment. Pellegrino, J., Chudowsky, N., and Glaser, R., Editors

National Research Council. (2002). Scientific research in education. Committee on Scientific Principles for Education Research. Shavelson, R.J., and Towne, L., Editors.

Teaching Assistant Guidelines, University of Pennsylvania Department of Engineering: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/grad/documents/taguidelines.pdf

‘Bike riding and the art of learning.’ Robert G. Kraft. Change Vol. 10, No. 6 (Jun. - Jul., 1978), pp. 36, 40-42 – RSMAS Library

‘Preparing future faculty,’ University of Miami Graduate School workshops: Link

University of Rochester Resources

Notes and Suggestions for TAs: http://www.pas.rochester.edu/urpas/page/specialtatraining_notes

Procedures for Lab TAs: http://www.pas.rochester.edu/urpas/page/specialtatraining_lab

Improving Classroom Climate in Science and Engineering: http://www.pas.rochester.edu/urpas/page/specialtatraining_climate

Resources for Foreign TAs

Manual for Foreign Teaching Assistants, second edition, by Gary Althen, University of Iowa, 1988

The Foreign Teaching Assistants Manual, by Patricia Byrd, Janet C. Constantinides, and Martha C. Pennington (Collier Macmillan, New York)