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Learning goals and perceived irrelevance to major within life science majors in introductory physics
written by Andrew J. Mason
Previously, students' self-expressed learning goals, defined in the context of a problem solving self-diagnosis exercise that served as a pre-lab activity, were studied as a potential variable that might be related to various course measurements (overall grade, FCI and CLASS pre-post scores) of an introductory algebra-based physics course population primarily consisting of life science majors. In this study, the same student population (218 total students) was polled for students' opinion about what aspects of the course pertained to their majors. Approximately 23% of the course population (50 students) explicitly stated a belief that the course had little or nothing to do with their majors; the other students named a specific physics topic, overall usefulness, or an aspect of the course closely related to well-known PER topics (e.g., problem solving or conceptual understanding), etc. We investigate the belief that the course is irrelevant to one's major as another potential mindset variable, alongside task-specific learning orientations, that influences pre-post course measurements.
Physics Education Research Conference 2019
Part of the PER Conference series
Provo, UT: July 24-25, 2019
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Education - Basic Research
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
Other Sciences
- Life Sciences
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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10.1119/perc.2019.pr.Mason
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A. Mason, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15296&DocID=5208).
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A. Mason, Learning goals and perceived irrelevance to major within life science majors in introductory physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15296&DocID=5208>.
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Mason, A. (2019, July 24-25). Learning goals and perceived irrelevance to major within life science majors in introductory physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT. Retrieved April 6, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15296&DocID=5208
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Mason, Andrew. "Learning goals and perceived irrelevance to major within life science majors in introductory physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, July 24-25, 2019. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15296&DocID=5208 (accessed 6 April 2020).
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Mason, Andrew. "Learning goals and perceived irrelevance to major within life science majors in introductory physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2019. Provo, UT: 2019. of PER Conference. 6 Apr. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15296&DocID=5208>.
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