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Understanding the Nuance in Disciplinary Self-Efficacy
written by Vashti Sawtelle and Angela Little
Educational psychology studies have linked self-belief constructs to success in STEM, including self-efficacy (the belief in one's ability to succeed at specific tasks). However, most of the work with these constructs uses traditional psychology large-N quantitative studies to show that change happens without describing in qualitative detail the mechanism by which it happens. This paper will focus on a case study of a student who sees herself as competent in neuroscience, identifies as a math person, but still places physics in a category of special difficulty. Evidence from this case suggests that receiving grade-based evidence of her capability in physics is insufficient for impacting her self-beliefs in physics. We explore ways in which a nuanced understanding of how a sense of capability develops helps us understand this student's disciplinary self-efficacy.
Physics Education Research Conference 2015
Part of the PER Conference series
College Park, MD: July 29-30, 2015
Pages 295-298
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Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
- Lower Undergraduate
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10.1119/perc.2015.pr.069
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Metadata instance created December 16, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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V. Sawtelle and A. Little, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, 2015, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13892&DocID=4310).
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V. Sawtelle and A. Little, Understanding the Nuance in Disciplinary Self-Efficacy, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, 2015, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13892&DocID=4310>.
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Sawtelle, V., & Little, A. (2015, July 29-30). Understanding the Nuance in Disciplinary Self-Efficacy. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD. Retrieved September 24, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13892&DocID=4310
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Sawtelle, Vashti, and Angela Little. "Understanding the Nuance in Disciplinary Self-Efficacy." 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=13892&DocID=4310 (accessed 24 September 2017).
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Sawtelle, Vashti, and Angela Little. "Understanding the Nuance in Disciplinary Self-Efficacy." Physics Education Research Conference 2015. College Park, MD: 2015. 295-298 of PER Conference. 24 Sep. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13892&DocID=4310>.
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