home - login - register

Conference Proceedings Detail Page

written by Sarah Garcia, April Hankins, and Homeyra R. Sadaghiani
The purpose of this study is to investigate student learning of Newtonian Mechanics through the study of its history and the development of the relevant ideas since the time of ancient Greece. The hypothesis is that not only will students learn the basic concepts of mechanics, but also will develop a more positive attitude and appreciation for physics. To assess the students' conceptual understanding, we administer Force Concept Inventory (FCI) and for the measurement of student attitude change, we employed the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS); both were given as pre and post-tests. Additionally, at the end of the quarter, a survey was given out to see how students perceived the different course components and which ones they found helpful in their learning. This paper will present our preliminary results on such a study.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 141-144
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- General
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
- Learning Theory
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
General Physics
- History
- Reference Material
= Report
= Research study
PER-Central Type Intended Users Ratings
- PER Literature
- Researchers
- Professional/Practitioners
  • Currently 5.0/5

Rated 5.0 stars by 1 person

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Formats:
application/pdf
non-digital
Mirror:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3515182
Access Rights:
Limited free access and
Available for purchase
A preprint of the work is available. A hard copy of the PERC 2010 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
Restriction:
© 2010 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.3515182
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Di
Keywords:
PERC 2010, attitude, history, physics education research, teaching
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created October 19, 2010 by Alea Smith
Record Updated:
May 1, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
August 24, 2010
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
S. Garcia, A. Hankins, and H. Sadaghiani, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10422&DocID=1890).
AJP/PRST-PER
S. Garcia, A. Hankins, and H. Sadaghiani, The Impact of the History of Physics on Student Attitude and Conceptual Understanding of Physics presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10422&DocID=1890>.
APA Format
Garcia, S., Hankins, A., & Sadaghiani, H. (2010, July 21-22). The Impact of the History of Physics on Student Attitude and Conceptual Understanding of Physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10422&DocID=1890
Chicago Format
Garcia, S, A. Hankins, and H. Sadaghiani. "The Impact of the History of Physics on Student Attitude and Conceptual Understanding of Physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10422&DocID=1890 (accessed 23 April 2014).
MLA Format
Garcia, Sarah, April Hankins, and Homeyra Sadaghiani. "The Impact of the History of Physics on Student Attitude and Conceptual Understanding of Physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 141-144 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 23 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10422&DocID=1890>.
BibTeX Export Format
@inproceedings{ Author = "Sarah Garcia and April Hankins and Homeyra Sadaghiani", Title = {The Impact of the History of Physics on Student Attitude and Conceptual Understanding of Physics}, BookTitle = {Physics Education Research Conference 2010}, Pages = {141-144}, Address = {Portland, Oregon}, Series = {PER Conference}, Volume = {1289}, Month = {July 21-22}, Year = {2010} }
Refer Export Format

%A Sarah Garcia
%A April Hankins
%A Homeyra Sadaghiani
%T The Impact of the History of Physics on Student Attitude and Conceptual Understanding of Physics
%S PER Conference
%V 1289
%D July 21-22 2010
%P 141-144
%C Portland, Oregon
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10422&DocID=1890
%O Physics Education Research Conference 2010
%O July 21-22
%O application/pdf

EndNote Export Format

%0 Conference Proceedings
%A Garcia, Sarah
%A Hankins, April
%A Sadaghiani, Homeyra
%D July 21-22 2010
%T The Impact of the History of Physics on Student Attitude and Conceptual Understanding of Physics
%B Physics Education Research Conference 2010
%C Portland, Oregon
%V 1289
%P 141-144
%S PER Conference
%8 July 21-22
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10422&DocID=1890


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The AJP/PRST-PER presented is based on the AIP Style with the addition of journal article titles and conference proceeding article titles.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

The Impact of the History of Physics on Student Attitude and Conceptual Understanding of Physics:


Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders

Contribute

Related Materials

Similar Materials