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Abstract Title: Survey development for assessing learning identity in an ISLE classroom
Abstract: Innovative STEM curricula such as the ISLE curriculum (Etkina et al., 2007) are centered on active engagement in social learning processes as a means to achieve curricular goals. Classroom practices are highly interactive to facilitate students' development of authentic scientist abilities. To the students, these classroom practices often seem very different from their previous learning experiences in terms of behavioral expectations, attitude, and what it means to learn. Consequently, students must modify their identity as learners in addition to physics conceptual understanding in order to participate productively in this learning environment. Using a survey we developed, we want to assess their 1) expectations of student and teacher roles, 2) self efficacy towards skills supported in ISLE and 3) attitudes towards social learning as well as how these change as a result of their experience in this curriculum. We will discuss the development, validation and preliminary findings of the survey.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Sissi L. Li
Oregon State University
301 Weniger Hall
Physics Department
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-1724
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jennifer A. Roth, Oregon State University
Dedra Demaree, Oregon State University