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Abstract Title: Adaptations of the Physics By Inquiry Curriculum: Part II-Assessing Shifts in Student Attitudes
Abstract: This poster is a companion to the one by Cummings. It focuses on an assessment of student attitudes toward physics and the learning of physics using the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS). In virtually all standard introductory physics courses, students' responses to CLASS questions regress toward less expert-like attitudes or at best, remain largely stable over the time frame of the course. However, in our adapted PbI courses, we observe large, significant shifts toward more expert-like attitudes based on students' responses.

This work was supported by NSF DUE-0410804, DUE-0433736 and DUE-0410839
Abstract Type: Targeted Poster
Targeted Session: It Works There. Will It Work Here?

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Leon Hsu
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
Phone: 612-625-3472
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Karen Cummings, Southern Connecticut State University
Jack W. Taylor , Baltimore City Community College (retired)