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Abstract Title: A study of transformative experience and its relation to student performance
Abstract: In two consecutive semesters of a second semester algebra-based introductory physics course in which elements of Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE) philosophy have been implemented, we gave students a series of survey questions to measure whether they had a transformative experience in learning about optics. We compared each students transformative experience (TE) score to their success in different aspects of the class. We discovered interesting data patterns and gender differences in terms of how students' TE scores were related to their success in the course. In an effort to explain these patterns and differences, we conducted an exploratory factor analysis on the survey to investigate the underlying relationship between survey questions and to identify unobservable variables in the survey.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Yuehai Yang
California State University, Chico
400 W 1st St
Chico, CA 95929
Phone: 8134808960
and Co-Presenter(s)
Chris Kaneshiro: California State University, Chico

Binod Nainabasti: Florida International University

David T Brookes: Florida International University

Leslie Atkins: California State University, Chico