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written by Michael J. Ross and Valerie K. Otero
This study seeks to illustrate aspects of a physics classroom experience in an underserved high school through the perspective of the students. This context was chosen with the intent of determining factors that lead to successful secondary physics education outcomes for populations historically underrepresented in STEM. Two class periods of physics were observed and interviewed in an urban high school while using the Physics and Everyday Thinking (PET) curriculum. Findings indicate that students came to value and positively identify with the activities of physics through instruction that fosters a more dignified student experience than traditional approaches. Specifically, this experience was characterized by the valuing of students' naïve and developing understandings and shifting the authority for validating science knowledge from the instructor to laboratory evidence and social consensus.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 350-353
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Pedagogy
= Instructional Issues
Education - Basic Research
- Sample Population
= Background: Low Socioeconomic Status
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
- High School
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2012 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.4789724
NSF Number:
934921
PACSs:
01.40.E-
01.40.ek
01.40.Fk
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
PERC 2012, free lunch, student attitude
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M. Ross and V. Otero, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12850&DocID=3382).
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M. Ross and V. Otero, Challenging traditional assumptions of secondary science through the PET curriculum, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12850&DocID=3382>.
APA Format
Ross, M., & Otero, V. (2012, August 1-2). Challenging traditional assumptions of secondary science through the PET curriculum. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved October 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12850&DocID=3382
Chicago Format
Ross, Michael, and Valerie Otero. "Challenging traditional assumptions of secondary science through the PET curriculum." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12850&DocID=3382 (accessed 24 October 2014).
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Ross, Michael, and Valerie Otero. "Challenging traditional assumptions of secondary science through the PET curriculum." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 350-353 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12850&DocID=3382>.
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