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written by Jorge de la Garza and Hugo Alarcon
Considering the benefits of modeling instruction in improving conceptual learning while students work more like scientists, an implementation was made in an introductory Physics course in a Mexican University. Recently Brewe, Kramer and O'Brien have observed positive attitudinal shifts using modeling instruction in a course with a reduced number of students. These results are opposite to previous observations with methodologies that promote active learning. Inspired in those results, the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) was applied as pre and post tests in two Mechanics courses with modeling. In comparison to the different categories of the CLASS, significant positive shifts have been determined in Overall, Sophistication in Problem Solving, and Applied Conceptual Understanding in a sample of 44 students.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 129-132
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
General Physics
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CLASS, attitude, beliefs, modeling instruction, PERC 2010, physics education
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J. de la Garza and H. Alarcon, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10407&DocID=1880).
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J. de la Garza and H. Alarcon, Assessing Students' Attitudes In A College Physics Course In Mexico presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10407&DocID=1880>.
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de la Garza, J., & Alarcon, H. (2010, July 21-22). Assessing Students' Attitudes In A College Physics Course In Mexico. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved September 2, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10407&DocID=1880
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de la Garza, Jorge, and Hugo Alarcon. "Assessing Students' Attitudes In A College Physics Course In Mexico." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10407&DocID=1880 (accessed 2 September 2014).
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de la Garza, Jorge, and Hugo Alarcon. "Assessing Students' Attitudes In A College Physics Course In Mexico." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 129-132 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10407&DocID=1880>.
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