ERIC Number: EJ586636
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Beating the System: Course Structure and Student Strategies in a Traditional Introductory Undergraduate Physics Course for Nonmajors.
Dickinson, Valarie L.; Flick, Lawrence B.
School Science and Mathematics, v98 n5 p238-46 May 1998
Discusses the relationships between instructor and student goals, course design, and student strategies for learning physics in a traditional introductory undergraduate physics course for nonmajors. Results indicate that diverse goals and the structure of the course inhibited the understanding of physics and were conducive to students engaging in unexpected behaviors designed to help them successfully pass the course. (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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