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written by Sissi L. Li and Dedra Demaree
Classroom interactions provide learning opportunities for understanding others and developing agency in a community of learners. Student learning identities were measured using a survey instrument targeting physics learning self-efficacy, expectations of classroom roles, and attitude toward social learning as components of physics learning identity. From a selection of students who scored relatively high or low on the survey sub scales, an academically successful student in an introductory physics course using an active engagement curriculum was selected to examine identity development. Findings indicate he didn't develop a sense of agency, nor did he feel a need to alter his participation, although there were ample opportunities to do so in the learning community. These results suggest that being a successful physics student in the traditional sense doesn't necessarily mean the student is successful at adopting meta-goals which are the non-content course goals of learning to think like a physicist. This student was prompted to engage meaningfully but didn't feel it was required for success which suggests that structural alignment is required to motivate students to achieve meta-goals.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 242-245
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Education - Basic Research
- Behavior
= Social Interaction
- Cognition
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2012 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.4789697
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0817335
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Identity development, PERC 2012, agency, community of practice, participation
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S. Li and D. Demaree, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12823&DocID=3357).
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S. Li and D. Demaree, Physics Learning Identity of a Successful Student: A Plot Twist presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12823&DocID=3357>.
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Li, S., & Demaree, D. (2012, August 1-2). Physics Learning Identity of a Successful Student: A Plot Twist. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved August 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12823&DocID=3357
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Li, Sissi, and Dedra Demaree. "Physics Learning Identity of a Successful Student: A Plot Twist." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12823&DocID=3357 (accessed 1 August 2014).
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Li, Sissi, and Dedra Demaree. "Physics Learning Identity of a Successful Student: A Plot Twist." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 242-245 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 1 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12823&DocID=3357>.
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