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Abstract Title: The Effect of Themed Learning Community on Physics Students' Performance
Abstract: The current study will focus on the impact of a calculus and physics Themed Learning Community (TLC) in order to compare to non-TLC sections on the Force Concept Inventory(FCI), which tests student's conceptual understanding of physics. TLCs offer classes with the same major, smaller size, and in conjunction with two or three related classes. For example, students in TLC calculus and TLC physics will have same classmates, and intention of TLC is to create the connection between students. As a result, the normalized FCI gain showed that TLC students performed significantly better than Non-TLC students. Therefore, we will further investigate the reason why the TLC students performed better than Non-TLC students, by categorizing the FCI, comparing with FCI dissertation, and combining the new data that we collected in Fall 2015.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Wataru Hashimoto
Northern Illinois University
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