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Abstract Title: Are Students' Responses to Surveys and Their Behaviors Consistent?
Abstract: In our project we attempted to find out whether students whose beliefs about physics are more expert-like and less expert-like, as judged by the CLASS survey, are different in terms of their approaches to learning physics and whether their behaviors in the classroom are consistent with their responses to the surveys. All students, enrolled in the second semester of an introductory course, took the CLASS survey. We used survey results to identify expert-like and non-expert like students to participate in the study. We selected 4 highest scoring and 4 lowest scoring students. We then observed those students in laboratories and recitations during the whole semester and interviewed them at the end of the semester. We found some inconsistencies between students' responses to the survey and their actual behaviors as well as several significant differences in behaviors of more expert-like and less expert-like students.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Umporn Wutchana
Mahidol University
Rama VI Road Rajathevi
Bangkok, Thailand, 10400
Phone: 732-932-7496 ext 8339
Fax: 732-932-7552
and Co-Presenter(s)
Narumon Emarat and Eugenia Etkina