Content: Making it a Boundary Object in the College Classroom
active learning, assignments, mental models, metaphor
Melioration is borrowing and using an idea from another field not closely associated with your field of expertise. Using the borrowed concept to address a challenge in your field potentially provides new avenues of action and insight. I borrow the concept of boundary objects from science fields and use it to examine assignments in the college classroom. Through analysis of student-teacher discussion, I become aware that content, not assignment, is the boundary object of interest. Avenues of action and insight opened through that analysis are discussed.
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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DOI of published version
East, Katheryn, "Content: Making it a Boundary Object in the College Classroom" (2009). Faculty Publications. 2264.