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Impact of instructional approach on students' epistemologies about experimental physics
written by Bethany R. Wilcox and H. J. Lewandowski
Student learning in undergraduate physics laboratory courses has garnered increased attention within the PER community. Considerable work has been done to develop curricular materials and pedagogical techniques designed to enhance student learning within laboratory learning environments. Examples of these transformation efforts include the Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE), Modeling Instruction, and integrated lab/lecture environments (e.g., studio physics). In addition to improving students' understanding of the physics content, lab courses often have an implicit or explicit goal of increasing students' understanding and appreciation of the nature of experimental physics. We examine students' responses to a laboratory-focused epistemological assessment - the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Experimental Physics (E-CLASS) - to explore whether courses using transformed curricula or pedagogy show more expert-like student epistemologies relative to courses using traditional guided labs, as well as how this trend varies based on student major or gender. Data for this study are drawn from an existing data set of responses to the E-CLASS from multiple courses and institutions.
Physics Education Research Conference 2016
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 20-21, 2016
Pages 388-391
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
- Curriculum Development
= Laboratory
- Pedagogy
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
- Student Characteristics
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- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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B. Wilcox and H. Lewandowski, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14276&DocID=4630).
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B. Wilcox and H. Lewandowski, Impact of instructional approach on students' epistemologies about experimental physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14276&DocID=4630>.
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Wilcox, B., & Lewandowski, H. (2016, July 20-21). Impact of instructional approach on students' epistemologies about experimental physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved July 19, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14276&DocID=4630
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Wilcox, Bethany, and H. J. Lewandowski. "Impact of instructional approach on students' epistemologies about experimental physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14276&DocID=4630 (accessed 19 July 2019).
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Wilcox, Bethany, and H. J. Lewandowski. "Impact of instructional approach on students' epistemologies about experimental physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2016. Sacramento, CA: 2016. 388-391 of PER Conference. 19 July 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14276&DocID=4630>.
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