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Physical Review Physics Education Research
written by Erik Teichmann, Heather J. Lewandowski, and Micol Alemani
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Physics instructors have identified a large variety of goals for laboratory courses, with different courses focusing on different subsets of goals. An often implicit, but crucial, goal is to develop students' attitudes, views, and expectations about experimental physics to align with practicing experimental physicists. The assessment of laboratory courses upon this one dimension of learning has been intensively studied in U.S. institutions using the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Experimental Physics (E-CLASS). However, there is no such instrument available for use in Germany and the influence of laboratory courses on students' views about the nature of experimental physics is still unexplored at German-speaking institutions. Motivated by the lack of an assessment tool to investigate this goal in laboratory courses at German-speaking institutions, this paper presents a translated version of the E-CLASS adapted to the context at German-speaking institutions. We call the German version of the E-CLASS, the GE-CLASS. We describe the translation process and the creation of an automated web-based system for instructors to assess their laboratory courses. We also present first results using GE-CLASS obtained at the University of Potsdam. A first comparison between E-CLASS and GE-CLASS results shows clear differences between University of Potsdam and U.S. students' views and beliefs about experimental physics.
Physical Review Physics Education Research: Volume 18, Issue 1, Pages 010135
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10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010135
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E-CLASS survey validity, German language conceptual survey, physics attitudes, physics identity
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E. Teichmann, H. Lewandowski, and M. Alemani, , Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 18 (1), 010135 (2022), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010135).
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E. Teichmann, H. Lewandowski, and M. Alemani, Investigating students’ views of experimental physics in German laboratory classes, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 18 (1), 010135 (2022), <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010135>.
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Teichmann, E., Lewandowski, H., & Alemani, M. (2022, April 27). Investigating students’ views of experimental physics in German laboratory classes. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 18(1), 010135. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010135
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Teichmann, E, H. Lewandowski, and M. Alemani. "Investigating students’ views of experimental physics in German laboratory classes." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 18, no. 1, (April 27, 2022): 010135, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010135 (accessed 21 May 2024).
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Teichmann, Erik, Heather J. Lewandowski, and Micol Alemani. "Investigating students’ views of experimental physics in German laboratory classes." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 18.1 (2022): 010135. 21 May 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010135>.
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