DescriptionResearchers Carolyn Maher and John Francisco conduct a group interview with Romina and Jeff as second-year college students who have been participants in a long-term study on development of mathematical thinking and reasoning in students. Interview questions include: Situate your Rutgers-Kenilworth longitudinal study experience in the context of where you are now – did it cause you to work differently? What were the strengths or weaknesses? In this clip Romina remembers her experience in the longitudinal study as one in which problem solving consisted of collaboration and questions. She describes herself as someone who does not “learn well” from a textbook and struggles in college because there “you have to read a book and then you’re tested from what’s in the book.” Romina claims that she is “better at learning” when she engaged in “thinking about things, discussions, group work.” She elaborates on her self-perception that she can “deal with groups,” “work very well with groups,” and do “some of my best work with other people.” Romina states that working with groups has “helped” her in preparing for the future. Explaining that she hopes to be “in some sort of leadership role” where she would need to “deal with people and delegate,” Romina attributes her comfort with “discussing things” with people to why she got a job for which she did not at first seem qualified.
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Related Publication Type: Related publication Label: Ed.D. dissertation references the video footage that includes Romina interview reflections (college sophomore): Collaboration is strength Date: 2010 Author: Steffero, Maria (Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey)