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Student ownership and understanding of multi-week final projects
written by Ira Ché Lassen, Acacia Arielle-Evans, Laura Ríos, Heather J. Lewandowski, and Dimitri R. Dounas-Frazer
National calls to transform laboratory courses by making them more discovery based can be met by engaging students in multi-week final projects. One plausible outcome of this approach is that students may feel ownership of their projects. We define ownership as a dynamic relationship between students and their projects characterized by three student-project interactions that evolve over three project phases. Student-project interactions include students' contributions to, emotional responses to, and new understanding of the project. Phases include choosing the topic and team, carrying out the research, and creating and presenting end-of-project deliverables. Drawing on interviews with students collected as part of a multi-year, multi-institutional study, this paper will elaborate on the evolution of students' own new knowledge about the project across different project phases. Throughout our work, we compare the type of ownership that manifests when students work on projects in a lab course to the type of ownership gardeners feel when tending to plots in a community garden. We end with recommendations for instructors wishing to foster project ownership in their lab courses.
Physics Education Research Conference 2021
Part of the PER Conference series
Virtual Conference: August 4-5, 2021
Pages 221-226
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Education - Applied Research
- Curriculum Development
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- Instructional Material Design
= Project
Education - Basic Research
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
- Teacher Characteristics
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- Reference Material
= Research study
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PERC 2021
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I. Lassen, A. Arielle-Evans, L. Ríos, H. Lewandowski, and D. Dounas-Frazer, , presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference, 2021, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15756&DocID=5488).
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I. Lassen, A. Arielle-Evans, L. Ríos, H. Lewandowski, and D. Dounas-Frazer, Student ownership and understanding of multi-week final projects, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference, 2021, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15756&DocID=5488>.
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Lassen, I., Arielle-Evans, A., Ríos, L., Lewandowski, H., & Dounas-Frazer, D. (2021, August 4-5). Student ownership and understanding of multi-week final projects. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference. Retrieved December 8, 2022, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15756&DocID=5488
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Lassen, I, A. Arielle-Evans, L. Ríos, H. Lewandowski, and D. Dounas-Frazer. "Student ownership and understanding of multi-week final projects." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference, August 4-5, 2021. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15756&DocID=5488 (accessed 8 December 2022).
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Lassen, Ira Ché, Acacia Arielle-Evans, Laura Ríos, Heather J. Lewandowski, and Dimitri Dounas-Frazer. "Student ownership and understanding of multi-week final projects." Physics Education Research Conference 2021. Virtual Conference: 2021. 221-226 of PER Conference. 8 Dec. 2022 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15756&DocID=5488>.
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