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Abstract Title: Exploring Optimal Learning Moments at Physics Tutorial Sessions
Abstract: Reforming the tutorial sessions has been found to be the most effective and straightforward way to improve learning at the author's home university. To further improve the tutorial sessions, we studied how often students reach an Optimal Learning Moment during them.
At an optimal learning moment a student experiences balanced and high levels of challenge, interest and skill at the same time. These experiences were recorded in situ using an adaptation of Csikszentmihalyi's Experience Sampling Method.
The Experience Sampling Method proved to be a practical way to collect data on students' feelings during tutorial sessions. We investigate possible correlations between frequency of optimal learning moments, course performance and results from conceptual and attitudinal surveys (MBT, CSEM, CLASS) to find out how worthwhile it is to pursue optimal learning moments.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ilkka Hendolin
University of Helsinki, Department of Physics
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