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written by Eric Brewe, Laird H. Kramer, and George O'Brien
Among the most surprising findings in Physics Education Research is the lack of positive results on attitudinal measures, such as Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) and Maryland Physics Expectations Survey (MPEX). The uniformity with which physics teaching manages to negatively shift attitudes toward physics learning is striking. Strategies which have been shown to improve learning, such as interactive engagement and studio format classes, provide more authentic science experiences for students, yet do not produce positive attitudinal results. Florida International University's Physics Education Research Group has implemented Modeling Instruction in University Physics classes. Using the CLASS as a pre/post measure has shown attitudinal improvements through both semesters of the introductory physics sequence. In this paper, we report positive shifts on the CLASS in two sections of Modeling Physics, one in Mechanics (N=30) and one in Electricity and Magnetism, (N=31) and examine how these results reflect on Modeling Instruction.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 79-82
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© 2008 2008 American Institute of Physics. The following article has been accepted by the AIP Conference Proceedings. After it is published, it will be found at http://scitation.aip.org/proceedings
A hard copy of the PERC 2008 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
DOI:
10.1063/1.3021278
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0312038
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01.40.gb
01.40.Fk
01.40.G-
01.50.Lc
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Keywords:
Attitudinal Survey, CLASS, MPEX, Modeling Instruction, PERC 2008, educational courses, educational technology, engineering education, research and development management, scientific information systems, student experiments
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Metadata instance created August 27, 2008 by Jenny Rempel
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July 16, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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E. Brewe, L. Kramer, and G. O'Brien, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7926&DocID=681).
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E. Brewe, L. Kramer, and G. O'Brien, CLASS Shifts in Modeling Instruction presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7926&DocID=681>.
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Brewe, E., Kramer, L., & O'Brien, G. (2008, July 23-24). CLASS Shifts in Modeling Instruction. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved August 2, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7926&DocID=681
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Brewe, E, L. Kramer, and G. O'Brien. "CLASS Shifts in Modeling Instruction." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7926&DocID=681 (accessed 2 August 2014).
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Brewe, Eric, Laird Kramer, and George O'Brien. "CLASS Shifts in Modeling Instruction." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 79-82 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 2 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7926&DocID=681>.
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