PERC 2010 Abstract Detail Page
|Abstract Title:||A case study on reflective writing|
|Abstract:||It has been shown in studies on the subject that many students view science as weakly connected pieces of information to be separately learned in contrast to the web of interconnections perceived by the instructors. Kalman pointed out that developing a scientific mindset may not simply be a conceptual change from personal scientific concepts to scientifically accepted concepts. It may also be a change in attitude from a view that study in science is a matter of solving
problems using as independent set of tools, classified according to problem type, to a view that a science subject consists of a web of interconnected concepts. He has developed a toolbox to bring about the change. Reflective writing is one of these tools. In this study, we use the tradition of case study to explore the relationship among students' writing processes, products and attitude to physics and science courses.
|Abstract Type:||Contributed Poster
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