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Physics Teachers' Motivations to Learn Computational Thinking as a Re-novicing Experience
written by W. Brian Lane, Terrie M. Galanti, and XL Rozas
Integrating computational thinking (CT) into high school physics requires physics teachers to develop specialized pedagogical content knowledge of computing and content integration. We describe this as a re-novicing experience, in which teachers build and act upon knowledge at the intersection of physics, computation, and pedagogy. We observed this re-novicing in a Python workshop for physics teachers (n = 23) from three countries. Teachers participated in computational learning activities in Jupyter Notebooks with the goal of developing their capacity to integrate Python in physics applications. In this exploratory study, we describe a framework for integrated CT professional learning and report teacher responses to a post-workshop survey about their motivations for participating in this re-novicing process. Their motivations included needing to learn essential programming features and an intrinsic motivation to transform how they teach physics. These findings suggest that professional learning for CT integration needs to interweave computing content with pedagogical applications.
Physics Education Research Conference 2023
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 19-20, 2023
Pages 187-192
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W. Lane, T. Galanti, and X. Rozas, Physics Teachers' Motivations to Learn Computational Thinking as a Re-novicing Experience, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2023, Sacramento, CA, 2023, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16581&DocID=5761>.
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Lane, W., Galanti, T., & Rozas, X. (2023, July 19-20). Physics Teachers' Motivations to Learn Computational Thinking as a Re-novicing Experience. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2023, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved May 22, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16581&DocID=5761
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Lane, W, T. Galanti, and X. Rozas. "Physics Teachers' Motivations to Learn Computational Thinking as a Re-novicing Experience." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2023, Sacramento, CA, July 19-20, 2023. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16581&DocID=5761 (accessed 22 May 2024).
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Lane, W. Brian, Terrie M. Galanti, and XL Rozas. "Physics Teachers' Motivations to Learn Computational Thinking as a Re-novicing Experience." Physics Education Research Conference 2023. Sacramento, CA: 2023. 187-192 of PER Conference. 22 May 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16581&DocID=5761>.
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