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Abstract Title: Student Attitudes in Introductory Physics: Quantitative Trends Across Courses
Abstract: Student attitudes and beliefs toward physics can be influenced by a variety of factors. How a student feels towards physics can contribute to their success and understanding of the course. We present quantitative data from the first and second semester of algebra-based physics courses. Students in these classes took the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) at the beginning and end of both physics I and physics II. We analyze the trends in the CLASS results throughout the two courses and also explore changes in score after winter break. This analysis sheds light on any attitude changes throughout the course as well as the "winter break" effect.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A32

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Robin Gordon
George Mason University
2031 N Woodrow St Apt 1
Arlington, VA 22207
Phone: 7033046876
and Co-Presenter(s)
Whitney Faries, George Mason University

Benjamin W. Dreyfus, George Mason University