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ERIC Number: EJ820788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
CHEMX: An Instrument to Assess Students' Cognitive Expectations for Learning Chemistry
Grove, Nathaniel; Bretz, Stacey Lowery
Journal of Chemical Education, v84 n9 p1524-1529 Sep 2007
Many researchers have investigated the effects of students' prior knowledge upon learning chemistry, for example, the tenacity of alternative conceptions. Knowledge about learning also shapes students' learning of chemistry. This research describes the development of CHEMX, a survey instrument that measures an aspect of knowledge about learning known as cognitive expectations. Evidence for both the reliability and validity of CHEMX is presented. Data from undergraduate chemistry students is presented. Results include changes in expectations from first-year students to seniors, comparisons between majors and nonmajors, and a profile of faculty expectations in comparison to students' expectations. (Contains 2 tables, 3 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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