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written by Vincent P. Coletta, Jeffery A. Phillips, and Jeffery J. Steinert
We observe no significant effect of gender on grades in our IE introductory mechanics courses at Loyola Marymount University, but we do observe a significant gender gap on FCI normalized gains, with males achieving higher gains than females. Over the past three years, FCI gains have improved for both male and female students in IE classes taught with the Thinking in Physics (TIP) pedagogy. However, a gender gap on FCI gains remains, even when scientific reasoning abilities are taken into account. Indeed, the gap appears much greater for students with the strongest scientific reasoning skills and the highest FCI gains. Data from IE introductory physics courses using modeling at Edward Little High School in Maine show a similar result with some additional data showing a reverse gender gap for those students with very weak scientific reasoning skills.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 23-26
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
= Instruments
- Sample Population
= Gender: Female
= Gender: Male
- Societal Issues
= Gender Issues
General Physics
- Scientific Reasoning
- Reference Material
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10.1063/1.3679984
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01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Force Concept Inventory, Lawson Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning Ability, PERC 2011
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V. Coletta, J. Phillips, and J. Steinert, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11803&DocID=2653).
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V. Coletta, J. Phillips, and J. Steinert, FCI normalized gain, scientific reasoning ability, thinking in physics, and gender effects, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11803&DocID=2653>.
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Coletta, V., Phillips, J., & Steinert, J. (2011, August 3-4). FCI normalized gain, scientific reasoning ability, thinking in physics, and gender effects. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved October 21, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11803&DocID=2653
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Coletta, V, J. Phillips, and J. Steinert. "FCI normalized gain, scientific reasoning ability, thinking in physics, and gender effects." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11803&DocID=2653 (accessed 21 October 2014).
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Coletta, Vincent, Jeffery Phillips, and Jeffery Steinert. "FCI normalized gain, scientific reasoning ability, thinking in physics, and gender effects." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 23-26 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 21 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11803&DocID=2653>.
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