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ERIC Number: EJ988870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Electromagnetism Unit of an Introductory University Physics Course: The Influence of a Reform-Based Tutorial
Barrett, Sarah Elizabeth; Hazari, Zahra; Fatholahzadeh, Baharak; Harrison, David M.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v41 n6 p40-46 Jul 2012
Many students enrolled in university physics have little interest in the subject matter, a trend more pronounced in females. This study assesses students' conceptual understanding and interest during the electrochemistry unit of a physics course for nonphysics majors that was revised in light of consistently low ratings from its students. The intervention, designed to improve the tutorials in a large lecture-based physics course, improved interest in the topic for which the new tutorials were implemented. However, no effect was seen for conceptual understanding, and the gender gaps persisted. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada