Faculty Publications

Title

Content: Making it a Boundary Object in the College Classroom

Document Type

Article

Keywords

active learning, assignments, mental models, metaphor

Journal/Book/Conference Title

College Teaching

Volume

57

Issue

2

First Page

119

Last Page

125

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

4-1-2009

DOI of published version

10.3200/CTCH.57.2.119-125

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