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ERIC Number: EJ975305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1554-9178
Positive Attitudinal Shifts with the Physics by Inquiry Curriculum across Multiple Implementations
Lindsey, Beth A.; Hsu, Leonardo; Sadaghiani, Homeyra; Taylor, Jack W.; Cummings, Karen
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, v8 n1 p010102-1-010102-8 Jan-Jun 2012
Recent publications have documented positive attitudinal shifts on the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) among students enrolled in courses with an explicit epistemological focus. We now report positive attitudinal shifts in classes using the "Physics by Inquiry" ("PbI") curriculum, which has only an implicit focus on student epistemologies and nature of science issues. These positive shifts have occurred in several different implementations of the curriculum, across multiple institutions and multiple semesters. In many classes, students experienced significant attitudinal shifts in the problem-solving categories of the CLASS, despite the conceptual focus of most "PbI" courses. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Florida