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Abstract Title: Creating Opportunities to Influence Self-Efficacy through Modeling Instruction
Abstract: In this poster we present an initial analysis connecting key elements of Modeling Instruction (MI) to self-efficacy experience opportunities. Previously, we demonstrated that MI has positive effects on self-efficacy when compared with traditional Lecture instruction. We also found a particularly strong positive effect on the social persuasion source of self-efficacy for women in the MI class. Our current study seeks to understand through what mechanisms MI influences self-efficacy. We demonstrate this connection through an in-depth analysis of video chosen to exemplify MI techniques used in a problem-solving episode by three female participants enrolled in a MI introductory physics class. We provide a rich and descriptive analysis of the self-efficacy experiences opportunities within this context and discuss how these opportunities provide a potential explanation of how MI influences self-efficacy.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Vashti Sawtelle
Florida International University, Department of Physics
11200 SW 8th St
CP 204
Miami, FL 33199
and Co-Presenter(s)
Eric Brewe, Florida International University, Department of Teaching & Learning, Department of Physics
Renee Michelle Goertzen, Florida International University, Department of Physics
Laird H. Kramer, Florida International University, Department of Physics