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Abstract Title: Expectancy violation in Physics and Mathematics classes in a Student Centered Classroom
Abstract: This report analyzes the results of the implementation at a large private Mexican university of the Pedagogical Expectancy Violation Assessment (PEVA), developed by Gaffney, Gaffney and Beichner [1]. The PEVA was designed to evaluate shifts of the first students' expectations due to the initial orientation and experiences in the classroom. The data was collected at the Student-Centered Classroom, based on the Student Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP) classroom. Three professors participated with their groups during the first semester they implemented their courses in this environment. Participants were enrolled either in a Pre-Calculus, Differential Equations, or Electricity and Magnetism course. The results indicate shifts in students expectations during the semester and reveals differences in shifts among the different courses.

1. Gaffney, J., Gaffney, A., & Beichner, R. Do they see it coming? Using expectancy violation to gauge the success of pedagogical reforms. PRSP: PER, 6, 010102 (2010).
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Carolina Alvarado
Tecnologico de Monterrey
E. Garza Sada 2501
Monterrey, Non U.S. 64849
Phone: 528183582000, ext. 4631
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Angeles Dominguez
Tecnologico de Monterrey

Ruth Rodriguez
Tecnologico de Monterrey

Genaro Zavala
Tecnologico de Monterrey