Enhancing Mathematics Learning Through Peer Feedback
This talk focuses on Peer-Assisted Reflection (PAR), a set of techniques for promoting individual reflection through peer feedback. Dr. Reinholz will discuss the use of PAR in three contexts: (1) problem solivng across the STEM disciplines, (2) mathematical proof and argumentation, and (3) peer observations between GTAs. He will demonstrate how in each context, students engaged in constructive critique as a way to support their own learning and the learning of their peers. He will focus on both research results and the pragmatics of effectively implementing these techniques.
Dr. Reinholz in an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the San Diego State University. He specializes in STEM education transformation with the aim of increasing equity and diversity in STEM fields. His work is grounded in a holistic design perspective, which draws on research in disciplinary learning. Beyond the classroom, he studies how cultural and structural features of higher education can support and inhibit meaningful transformation. Through his leadership in the Access Network, he works to improve access to meaningful STEM learning across the US.