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written by Tyler D. Scott, Zahra Hazari, and Geoff Potvin
One goal of education is to help students become well-rounded citizens who can think broadly across boundaries. In addition, individuals with interdisciplinary thinking skills can be valuable contributors to modern research challenges by understanding and recognizing interdisciplinary connections and working in diverse teams. However, little research exists on the connection between interdisciplinary thinking and physics education. What aspects of physics classroom practices and experiences foster interdisciplinary thinking? What effect does interdisciplinary thinking have on the development of students' physics identities? Using a physics identity theoretical framework with data from a national survey, this study found that self-reported characteristics of interdisciplinary thinking are significantly correlated with higher levels of physics identity development. Also, several factors of the physics classroom environment and pedagogies are significantly related to interdisciplinary thinking.
Physics Education Research Conference 2013
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, OR: July 17-18, 2013
Pages 329-332
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DOI:
10.1119/perc.2013.pr.070
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1036617
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01.20.Cc
01.40.Fk
01.40.G-
Keywords:
Interdisciplinarity, PERC 2013, Pedagogy, Physics Identity
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T. Scott, Z. Hazari, and G. Potvin, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13160&DocID=3707).
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T. Scott, Z. Hazari, and G. Potvin, Interdisciplinary Thinking and Physics Identity, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13160&DocID=3707>.
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Scott, T., Hazari, Z., & Potvin, G. (2013, July 17-18). Interdisciplinary Thinking and Physics Identity. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR. Retrieved October 2, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13160&DocID=3707
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Scott, T, Z. Hazari, and G. Potvin. "Interdisciplinary Thinking and Physics Identity." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, July 17-18, 2013. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13160&DocID=3707 (accessed 2 October 2014).
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Scott, Tyler, Zahra Hazari, and Geoff Potvin. "Interdisciplinary Thinking and Physics Identity." Physics Education Research Conference 2013. Portland, OR: 2013. 329-332 of PER Conference. 2 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13160&DocID=3707>.
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