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Student Satisfaction and Perceptions of Instructor Support in Studio Physics
written by Jon D. H. Gaffney and Amy L. Housley Gaffney
This study investigates the pedagogical factors that impact students' satisfaction with studio-style physics courses. Students enrolled in various sections of a SCALE-UP style course at EKU (N=184) responded to a reformed version of the Pedagogical Expectancy Violation Assessment (PEVA) and a course satisfaction questionnaire. Within the PEVA, students identified their satisfaction with particular activities based on how often they expected them to occur or how often they had experienced them. Based on experiences, the items in the PEVA clustered into five factors, one of which concerned the instructor support that the students received. We found that expected course grade and instructor were both correlated with course satisfaction, but even when those predictors were controlled, students' satisfaction with instructor support was a significant predictor for course satisfaction but not for their expected course grade. Further, the more support students reported receiving, the higher their satisfaction. We discuss implications of these findings, especially in terms of how to respond to students desire for instructors to spend more time demonstrating how to solve problems on the board.
Physics Education Research Conference 2014
Part of the PER Conference series
Minneapolis, MN: July 30-31, 2014
Pages 95-98
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
- Learning Environment
Education - Basic Research
- Student Characteristics
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- Lower Undergraduate
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DOI:
10.1119/perc.2014.pr.020
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PERC 2014, active learning, pedagogical reform, student affect
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J. Gaffney and A. Gaffney, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13457&DocID=4056).
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J. Gaffney and A. Gaffney, Student Satisfaction and Perceptions of Instructor Support in Studio Physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13457&DocID=4056>.
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Gaffney, J., & Gaffney, A. (2014, July 30-31). Student Satisfaction and Perceptions of Instructor Support in Studio Physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved November 20, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13457&DocID=4056
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Gaffney, Jon, and Amy Gaffney. "Student Satisfaction and Perceptions of Instructor Support in Studio Physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, July 30-31, 2014. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13457&DocID=4056 (accessed 20 November 2019).
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Gaffney, Jon, and Amy Gaffney. "Student Satisfaction and Perceptions of Instructor Support in Studio Physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2014. Minneapolis, MN: 2014. 95-98 of PER Conference. 20 Nov. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13457&DocID=4056>.
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