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Abstract Title: An equity investigation of attitudinal shifts in introductory physics
Abstract: We report on six years of attitudinal data using the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) from traditional and reformed sections of introductory physics at Florida International University.  This work expands upon a previous study that examined Force Concept Inventory (FCI) data and student grades from an overlapping time period (Brewe et al. 2010). In that work, comparisons of FCI gains and student odds of success showed significant differences between traditional lecture and modeling instruction course sections.  Significant effects of gender and ethnicity were also observed.  In the present study, we compare CLASS shifts between course types and disaggregate by gender and ethnicity.  We investigate whether the attitudinal data shows systematic differences along the above factors, with an eye to informing future interventions.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Adrienne Traxler
Department of Physics, Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St
CP 204
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-5946
Fax: 305-348-0484
and Co-Presenter(s)
Eric Brewe (Department of Physics and Department of Teaching and Learning, Florida International University)
Laird Kramer (Department of Physics, Florida International University)