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written by Katherine K. Perkins, M. Gratny, Wendy K. Adams, Noah D. Finkelstein, and Carl E. Wieman
We examine the relationships between students' self-reported interest and their responses to a physics beliefs survey. Results from the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS v3), collected in a large calculus-based introductory mechanics course (N=391), were used to characterize students' beliefs about physics and learning physics at the beginning and end of the semester. Additionally students were asked at the end of the semester to rate their interest in physics, how it has changed, and why. We find a correlation between surveyed beliefs and self-rated interest (R=0.65). At the end of the term, students with more expert-like beliefs as measured by the 'Overall' CLASS score also rate themselves as more interested in physics. An analysis of students' reasons for why their interest changed showed that a sizable fraction of students cited reasons tied to beliefs about physics or learning physics as probed by the CLASS survey. The leading reason for increased interest was the connection between physics and the real world.
Physics Education Research Conference 2005
Part of the PER Conference series
Salt Lake City, Utah: August 10-11, 2005
Volume 818, Pages 137-140
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- Student Characteristics
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© 2005 American Institute of Physics
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10.1063/1.2177009
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01.40.Fk
01.40.gb
01.40.jc
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Keywords:
Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey, PERC 2005, self-reported interest
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K. Perkins, M. Gratny, W. Adams, N. Finkelstein, and C. Wieman, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8976&DocID=2788).
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K. Perkins, M. Gratny, W. Adams, N. Finkelstein, and C. Wieman, Towards characterizing the relationship between students' interest in and their beliefs about physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8976&DocID=2788>.
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Perkins, K., Gratny, M., Adams, W., Finkelstein, N., & Wieman, C. (2005, August 10-11). Towards characterizing the relationship between students' interest in and their beliefs about physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved October 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8976&DocID=2788
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Perkins, K, M. Gratny, W. Adams, N. Finkelstein, and C. Wieman. "Towards characterizing the relationship between students' interest in and their beliefs about physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 10-11, 2005. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8976&DocID=2788 (accessed 1 October 2014).
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Perkins, Katherine, M. Gratny, Wendy Adams, Noah Finkelstein, and Carl Wieman. "Towards characterizing the relationship between students' interest in and their beliefs about physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2005. Salt Lake City, Utah: 2005. 137-140 Vol. 818 of PER Conference. 1 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8976&DocID=2788>.
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