• TA tales : [re]storying the teaching and learning experiences of university teaching assistants

      Grose, Jill D.; Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education (Brock University, 2012-04-04)
      This inquiry examines reported critical incidents that shaped the lived experience of 5 university TAs as they negotiated multiple roles and relationships within the teaching and learning context. Questions and ensuing conversations explore the ways in which these critical incidents in teaching contributed to the TAs' understanding of themselves as teachers, of teaching and learning tensions in higher education, and of the institutional contexts in which they work. The inquiry also explores the ways in which narrative, particularly creative fiction, can represent the stories TAs tell of their experiences.