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Comparing Traditional and Studio Courses through FCI Gains and Losses
written by Jacquelyn J. Chini and Jarrad W. T. Pond
We analyze data from over 5500 students, spanning multiple semesters and instructors within a single institution, to explore how Gains and Losses in Force Concept Inventory scores vary between instructional approaches, including traditional lecture/laboratory courses, lecture-supported "mini-studio" and studio courses. We observe that the trend for Gain to increase and Loss to decrease with increasing pre-test score, initially observed across institutions, extends to individual student effects within an institution. The correlations between pre-test score and Gain/Loss were least pronounced for more minimally guided instructional strategies, such as studio. Additionally, we find similar or improved Gains and Losses for studio-type courses compared to traditional courses. These trends argue against the claim that novices require strongly guided instruction.
Physics Education Research Conference 2014
Part of the PER Conference series
Minneapolis, MN: July 30-31, 2014
Pages 51-54
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American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2014.pr.009
NSF Numbers:
1347515
1246024
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Di
Keywords:
PERC 2014, conceptual understanding, instructional strategies, introductory physics
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Metadata instance created April 24, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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J. Chini and J. Pond, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13446&DocID=4045).
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J. Chini and J. Pond, Comparing Traditional and Studio Courses through FCI Gains and Losses, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13446&DocID=4045>.
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Chini, J., & Pond, J. (2014, July 30-31). Comparing Traditional and Studio Courses through FCI Gains and Losses. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13446&DocID=4045
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Chini, Jacquelyn, and Jarrad Pond. "Comparing Traditional and Studio Courses through FCI Gains and Losses." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, July 30-31, 2014. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13446&DocID=4045 (accessed 13 December 2017).
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Chini, Jacquelyn, and Jarrad Pond. "Comparing Traditional and Studio Courses through FCI Gains and Losses." Physics Education Research Conference 2014. Minneapolis, MN: 2014. 51-54 of PER Conference. 13 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13446&DocID=4045>.
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