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Student response to a careers in physics lesson
written by T. Blake Head, Robynne M. Lock, Raina Khatri, Zahra Hazari, and Geoff Potvin
Prior research indicates that one barrier to pursuing a STEM degree is lack of alignment between perceptions of a STEM career and personal goals. The Careers in Physics lesson developed for the STEP UP project directly addresses this. In the lesson, students explore the profiles of modern day physicists and the many career options available to physics majors. Students then connect physics to their own career aspirations. In this study, students' career goals are analyzed under the framework of agentic and communal goals. Data collected include student open-ended survey responses, survey items, and student work such as a career profile in which students envision themselves achieving their career goals with a physics degree. We found evidence that this lesson effectively communicates that a career in physics can fulfill intrinsic agentic and communal goals, goals which are more strongly endorsed by female students.
Physics Education Research Conference 2019
Part of the PER Conference series
Provo, UT: July 24-25, 2019
Pages 208-213
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Education - Applied Research
- Careers
- Curriculum Development
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Education - Basic Research
- Societal Issues
= Gender Issues
- Student Characteristics
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- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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T. Head, R. Lock, R. Khatri, Z. Hazari, and G. Potvin, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15277&DocID=5188).
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T. Head, R. Lock, R. Khatri, Z. Hazari, and G. Potvin, Student response to a careers in physics lesson, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15277&DocID=5188>.
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Head, T., Lock, R., Khatri, R., Hazari, Z., & Potvin, G. (2019, July 24-25). Student response to a careers in physics lesson. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15277&DocID=5188
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Head, T, R. Lock, R. Khatri, Z. Hazari, and G. Potvin. "Student response to a careers in physics lesson." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, July 24-25, 2019. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15277&DocID=5188 (accessed 29 October 2020).
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Head, Thomas Blake, Robynne Lock, Raina Khatri, Zahra Hazari, and Geoff Potvin. "Student response to a careers in physics lesson." Physics Education Research Conference 2019. Provo, UT: 2019. 208-213 of PER Conference. 29 Oct. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15277&DocID=5188>.
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