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written by Jeffrey Marx and William Knouse
It is fundamentally important to help students connect the material they learn in their science courses to the world they encounter outside the classroom. In this preliminary report, we describe how we facilitated such connections in our undergraduate students by creating materials for a First-year Seminar course, The Earth (a non-science-majors course). The materials included specific in-class, small-group discussion questions; talking points in lecture; and a journal where students recorded their observations of the natural world. Our analysis indicated that we improved our students' attitudes and beliefs about how their coursework relates to the real world, and these improvements were better than those of students with similar experiences but who were not exposed to the additional, tailored course materials.
Physics Education Research Conference 2005
Part of the PER Conference series
Salt Lake City, Utah: August 10-11, 2005
Volume 818, Pages 133-136
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© 2005 American Institute of Physics
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10.1063/1.2177041
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PERC 2005, student attitudes and beliefs
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J. Marx and W. Knouse, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8975&DocID=3477).
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J. Marx and W. Knouse, Helping Students Connect Science Coursework to the "Real World" presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8975&DocID=3477>.
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Marx, J., & Knouse, W. (2005, August 10-11). Helping Students Connect Science Coursework to the "Real World". Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved September 2, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8975&DocID=3477
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Marx, Jeffrey, and William Knouse. "Helping Students Connect Science Coursework to the "Real World"." 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=8975&DocID=3477 (accessed 2 September 2014).
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Marx, Jeffrey, and William Knouse. "Helping Students Connect Science Coursework to the "Real World"." Physics Education Research Conference 2005. Salt Lake City, Utah: 2005. 133-136 Vol. 818 of PER Conference. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8975&DocID=3477>.
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