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Previous studies of student epistemological beliefs about physics and learning physics focused on college and post-college students in Western countries. However, little is known about early-grade students in Asian countries. This paper reports Chinese middle and high school students' views about the nature of physics and learning physics, measured by the Colorado Learning Attitudes Survey about Science (CLASS). Two variables--school level and gender--are examined for a series of comparative analyses. Results show that although middle school students received fewer years of education in physics, they demonstrated more expert-like conceptions about this subject matter than high school students. Also, male students in general exhibited more expert-like views than their female counterparts. While such a gender difference remained constant across both middle and high schools, for the most part it was a small-size difference.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 118-121
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Longitudinal
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
- Sample Population
= Race: Asian
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
- Reference Material
= Research study
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L. Ding, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12788&DocID=3323).
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L. Ding, A comparative study of middle school and high school students’ views about physics and learning physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12788&DocID=3323>.
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Ding, L. (2012, August 1-2). A comparative study of middle school and high school students’ views about physics and learning physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved October 21, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12788&DocID=3323
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Ding, Lin. "A comparative study of middle school and high school students’ views about physics and learning physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12788&DocID=3323 (accessed 21 October 2014).
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Ding, Lin. "A comparative study of middle school and high school students’ views about physics and learning physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 118-121 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 21 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12788&DocID=3323>.
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