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written by Catherine H. Crouch, Panchompoo Wisittanawat, and K. Ann Renninger
To examine the effect of extensive life science applications on student attitudes to learning physics, we analyzed CLASS data from life science students in introductory physics. We compare the same students' responses from the first semester, taught with a standard syllabus, to the second semester, taught with extensive life science applications (IPLS). Although first semester responses become less favorable (pre to post), IPLS responses show an increase in favorable and a decrease in unfavorable responses. This is noteworthy because improvement is rarely observed without direct attention to attitudes/beliefs, and suggests IPLS courses are one possible approach to improving attitudes. Finally, we analyzed CLASS responses by gender, major, students' stated goals in taking physics, and initial interest in physics; initial interest was determined from CLASS items chosen based on the Four-Phase Model of Interest Development. Most notably, we find that in the IPLS course, students identified as having low interest initially had the greatest gains.
Physics Education Research Conference 2013
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, OR: July 17-18, 2013
Pages 105-108
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Education - Applied Research
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
- Student Characteristics
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- Life Sciences
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American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2013.pr.014
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.G-
01.40.gb
Keywords:
CLASS, IPLS, PERC 2013, interest development, physics for life sciences
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C. Crouch, P. Wisittanawat, and K. Renninger, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13120&DocID=3669).
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C. Crouch, P. Wisittanawat, and K. Renninger, Initial Interest, Goals, and Changes in CLASS Scores in Introductory Physics for Life Sciences, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13120&DocID=3669>.
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Crouch, C., Wisittanawat, P., & Renninger, K. (2013, July 17-18). Initial Interest, Goals, and Changes in CLASS Scores in Introductory Physics for Life Sciences. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13120&DocID=3669
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Crouch, C, P. Wisittanawat, and K. Renninger. "Initial Interest, Goals, and Changes in CLASS Scores in Introductory Physics for Life Sciences." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, July 17-18, 2013. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13120&DocID=3669 (accessed 22 October 2014).
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Crouch, Catherine, Panchompoo Wisittanawat, and K. Ann Renninger. "Initial Interest, Goals, and Changes in CLASS Scores in Introductory Physics for Life Sciences." Physics Education Research Conference 2013. Portland, OR: 2013. 105-108 of PER Conference. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13120&DocID=3669>.
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