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Influences of teaching style and perceived care of instructor on retention of underrepresented groups in STEM
written by Melissa H. Dancy, Katherine Rainey, Roslyn Mickelson, Elizabeth Stearns, and Stephanie Moller
We report on an analysis of interviews with 112 STEM majors and 49 students who started but dropped a STEM major. Interviewees are diverse across both race and gender. Students were asked about the level of interactivity in their college science courses and if they preferred a different emphasis. They were also asked if they thought their professors cared about them and their learning. Analysis indicates all demographics prefer more interactivity than they experienced and that women may be disproportionately discouraged by lecture-based teaching. Those who dropped a STEM major and minority women report the lowest levels of care from their professors. Additionally, as levels of classroom interactivity increased students reported increased levels of feeling that their professors cared about their learning.
Physics Education Research Conference 2016
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 20-21, 2016
Pages 92-95
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M. Dancy, K. Rainey, R. Mickelson, E. Stearns, and S. Moller, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14201&DocID=4553).
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M. Dancy, K. Rainey, R. Mickelson, E. Stearns, and S. Moller, Influences of teaching style and perceived care of instructor on retention of underrepresented groups in STEM, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14201&DocID=4553>.
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Dancy, M., Rainey, K., Mickelson, R., Stearns, E., & Moller, S. (2016, July 20-21). Influences of teaching style and perceived care of instructor on retention of underrepresented groups in STEM. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved December 12, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14201&DocID=4553
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Dancy, M, K. Rainey, R. Mickelson, E. Stearns, and S. Moller. "Influences of teaching style and perceived care of instructor on retention of underrepresented groups in STEM." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14201&DocID=4553 (accessed 12 December 2019).
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Dancy, Melissa, Katherine Rainey, Roslyn Mickelson, Elizabeth Stearns, and Stephanie Moller. "Influences of teaching style and perceived care of instructor on retention of underrepresented groups in STEM." Physics Education Research Conference 2016. Sacramento, CA: 2016. 92-95 of PER Conference. 12 Dec. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14201&DocID=4553>.
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