Welcome to the QUINT Observation Systems Seminars (OBS seminars). This series will discuss classroom observation systems as a tool for understanding and improving teaching quality.
This and upcoming OBS seminars are open for all interested parties. We want it to become a meeting arena for scholars genuinely interested in observation systems and related issues. Therefore we recommend that you join our network by subscribing to the network mailing list. You must confirm your email address in the confirmation email you receive to complete signing up to the mailing list.
If you are interested in presenting your research or have questions, please contact the organizer, QUINT Postdoctoral Fellow Mark White.
In this seminar, taking place on September 13th at 9am PT/ 18.00 CET, Alan Schoenfeld from UC Berkeley will be presenting work on the Teaching for Robust Understanding (TRU) Framework. The title of the talk is Purposes and Uses of Classroom Observation Frameworks
Abstract: In this brief presentation I will first describe some desiderata for classroom observation frameworks, independent of whether such frameworks are used for purposes of research or professional development. I will then introduce the Teaching for Robust Understanding (TRU) Framework and its associated classroom rubric. After describing how it stands up against those criteria, I will discuss (a) its use as a research tool, and (b) how it can be used for professional development, along with some caveats about how such frameworks should not be used.