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ERIC Number: EJ1017125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Physics Identity Development: A Snapshot of the Stages of Development of Upper-Level Physics Students
Irving, Paul W.; Sayre, Eleanor C.
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v13 n4 p68-84 Oct 2013
As part of a longitudinal study into identity development in upper-level physics students a phenomenographic research method is employed to assess the stages of identity development of a group of upper-level students. Three categories of description were discovered which indicate the three different stages of identity development for this group of students: Student, Aspiring Physicist, and Physicist. The stages of identity development were distinguishable by the variation in their career definitiveness, their metacognitive level, and their assessment of when has become a physicist.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas
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