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Abstract Title: Students’ participation in a physics class and its relationship to learning.
Abstract: The context of our study is a calculus-based, studio-format introductory college physics course implementing the Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE). We have gathered data that allows us to quantify students' participation in three broad areas of the physics class: In-class learning activities, class review that happened at the beginning of every class, and the informal learning community that formed outside of class time. Using video data, classroom observations, and students' self-reports, we quantified students' participation in these three aspects of the class throughout a single semester. We investigated the relationship between students' participation and their success in the course as measured by their FCI gain, exam scores, and overall course grade. Our results reveal different aspects of the class play distinct roles in learning.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

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Primary Contact: Binod Nainabasti
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St. CP 204
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 7863043125
and Co-Presenter(s)
David T. Brookes, Yuehai Yang

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