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written by Katherine K. Perkins, Wendy K. Adams, Carl E. Wieman, Steven J. Pollock, and Noah D. Finkelstein
It is well documented that traditional introductory physics courses often fail to teach our students the basics. Indeed, these same courses often teach students things we don't want. Beyond the usual focus on pure content, there are extensive sets of attitudes and beliefs about science that we teach our students. Some of these messages are beneficial (e.g., that science is a coherent representation of the world) while others are detrimental (e.g., the notion that women cannot be strong physicists). While decades of physics education research have reformed classroom practices to improve conceptual mastery, these same practices often fail to improve student attitudes and beliefs about learning physics. This workshop presentation introduces the development and structure of a new instrument designed to probe students' beliefs about science and learning science, the Colorado Learning About Science Survey (CLASS) [1]. In addition to exploring the various dimensions of student beliefs that this instrument probes, it examines correlations between student beliefs and class performance, students' understanding of expert beliefs, and gender differences. It also covers issues of class environments and practices that support productive beliefs.
2007 PhysTEC Conference
Part of the PhysTEC Annual Conference series
Boulder, CO: 03/02 - 03/04, 2007
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K. Perkins, W. Adams, C. Wieman, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein, presented at the 2007 PhysTEC Conference, Boulder, CO, 2007, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4956&DocID=235).
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K. Perkins, W. Adams, C. Wieman, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein, Attending to More than Content Mastery: assessing student attitudes and beliefs in our classrooms presented at the 2007 PhysTEC Conference, Boulder, CO, 2007, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4956&DocID=235>.
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Perkins, K., Adams, W., Wieman, C., Pollock, S., & Finkelstein, N. (2007, 03/02 - 03/04). Attending to More than Content Mastery: assessing student attitudes and beliefs in our classrooms. Paper presented at 2007 PhysTEC Conference, Boulder, CO. Retrieved July 28, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4956&DocID=235
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Perkins, K, W. Adams, C. Wieman, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein. "Attending to More than Content Mastery: assessing student attitudes and beliefs in our classrooms." Paper presented at the 2007 PhysTEC Conference, Boulder, CO, 03/02 - 03/04, 2007. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4956&DocID=235 (accessed 28 July 2014).
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Perkins, Katherine, Wendy Adams, Carl Wieman, Steven Pollock, and Noah Finkelstein. "Attending to More than Content Mastery: assessing student attitudes and beliefs in our classrooms." 2007 PhysTEC Conference. Boulder, CO: 2007. of PhysTEC Annual Conference. 28 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4956&DocID=235>.
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