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ERIC Number: ED493520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
The Influence of Students' Expectations on Their Interests in Physics Lessons
Seker, Hayati; Terzi, Aysegul
Online Submission, Paper presented at the GIREP Conference (Amsterdam, Netherlands, Aug 2006)
The purpose of this paper is to present results of the study conducted to explore students' expectations related to development of student interest in physics and physics lesson. The concept of interest is the affective description of this connection between person and objects. Even though interest is assumed to be important for its role in learning concepts, studies are not sufficient to explore students' expectations that play important role for sustaining interest. Person-Object Approach to Interest, as a theoretical approach underlying Self Determination Theory, explains interest as a relatively enduring relationship between a person and objects in his or her daily-life experiences. For the purpose of the study tenth grade students were interviewed. The interview questions were semi structured and aimed to elucidate the categories that explain the relationship between students and interest objects from daily life related to physics lesson. Results support that students' basic needs need to be fulfilled, and feeling and value related expectations should be met to stimulate students' interest. Findings of this study suggest reconsidering students' expectations from a physics lesson for their interest in physics lesson. (Contains 1 table.) [This paper was published in: "The Proceedings of the the GIREP Conference," Amsterdam, Netherlands (August 2006).]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 10
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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