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Sustainability Topics in Physics Education, Science Agency Beliefs and Physics Identity
written by John Christopher Doscher, Zahra Hazari, Geoff Potvin, and Leidy Klotz
The physics classroom provides an excellent opportunity for students to comprehend global sustainability issues and simultaneously be empowered by their science learning.  Drawing on data from a large national survey study of college students about their high school science experiences, we compare how frequently sustainability topics (e.g. energy supply, energy demand, climate change, water supply) are covered in high school physics versus other science courses.  Furthermore, employing science agency and physics identity theoretical perspectives, we examine whether the inclusion of sustainability topics has an effect on students' science agency beliefs or their physics identities while controlling for demographics and other background variables.  Our results indicate that physics courses are reported to cover sustainability topics less frequently than other science courses.  In addition, the inclusion of certain topics (e.g. energy supply) has significant effect on students' science agency beliefs and physics identity.
Physics Education Research Conference 2015
Part of the PER Conference series
College Park, MD: July 29-30, 2015
Pages 99-102
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Education - Basic Research
- Societal Issues
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- Student Characteristics
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10.1119/perc.2015.pr.020
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1036617
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01.40.ek
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01.75.+m
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PERC 2015
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Metadata instance created December 16, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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J. Doscher, Z. Hazari, G. Potvin, and L. Klotz, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, 2015, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13845&DocID=4263).
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J. Doscher, Z. Hazari, G. Potvin, and L. Klotz, Sustainability Topics in Physics Education, Science Agency Beliefs and Physics Identity, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, 2015, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13845&DocID=4263>.
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Doscher, J., Hazari, Z., Potvin, G., & Klotz, L. (2015, July 29-30). Sustainability Topics in Physics Education, Science Agency Beliefs and Physics Identity. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13845&DocID=4263
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Doscher, J, Z. Hazari, G. Potvin, and L. Klotz. "Sustainability Topics in Physics Education, Science Agency Beliefs and Physics Identity." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, July 29-30, 2015. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13845&DocID=4263 (accessed 29 October 2020).
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Doscher, John Christopher, Zahra Hazari, Geoff Potvin, and Leidy Klotz. "Sustainability Topics in Physics Education, Science Agency Beliefs and Physics Identity." Physics Education Research Conference 2015. College Park, MD: 2015. 99-102 of PER Conference. 29 Oct. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13845&DocID=4263>.
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