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Exploring All I See: Interdisciplinary Affinity and Goal Orientations of Physics and Engineering Majors
written by Tyler D. Scott and Riley Harder
Previous work has suggested that a mastery goal orientation is very strongly and significantly correlated with interdisciplinary affinity. Also, students attracted to different fields differ in their interdisciplinarity and motivations. This work seeks to establish and understand the quantitative connection between mastery orientation and interdisciplinary affinity and identify ways in which physics and engineering students are different in these characteristics. This is accomplished through surveys and interviews with physics and engineering undergraduates at liberal arts colleges. Results confirm the strong link between mastery orientation and interdisciplinary affinity. They also show that mastery orientation and interdisciplinary affinity are connected to similar motivations. This has important implications for physics educators who see both physics and engineering students in their classrooms.
Physics Education Research Conference 2017
Part of the PER Conference series
Cincinnati, OH: July 26-27, 2017
Pages 364-367
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Education - Applied Research
- Pedagogy
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Education - Basic Research
- Student Characteristics
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= Skills
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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10.1119/perc.2017.pr.086
Keywords:
Goal Orientation, Interdisciplinarity, Motivation, PERC 2017
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T. Scott and R. Harder, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14646&DocID=4823).
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T. Scott and R. Harder, Exploring All I See: Interdisciplinary Affinity and Goal Orientations of Physics and Engineering Majors, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14646&DocID=4823>.
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Scott, T., & Harder, R. (2017, July 26-27). Exploring All I See: Interdisciplinary Affinity and Goal Orientations of Physics and Engineering Majors. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14646&DocID=4823
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Scott, Tyler, and Riley Harder. "Exploring All I See: Interdisciplinary Affinity and Goal Orientations of Physics and Engineering Majors." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, July 26-27, 2017. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14646&DocID=4823 (accessed 29 November 2021).
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Scott, Tyler, and Riley Harder. "Exploring All I See: Interdisciplinary Affinity and Goal Orientations of Physics and Engineering Majors." Physics Education Research Conference 2017. Cincinnati, OH: 2017. 364-367 of PER Conference. 29 Nov. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14646&DocID=4823>.
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