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Abstract Title: The initial results from the E-CLASS survey at Fudan University
Abstract: Students' learning attitude about a course will obviously affect their learning activity and further the learning outcomes. As a step of an outcome-based teaching reform, carrying out of a survey on students' learning attitude should be an effective approach to understand students' activity in a laboratory course and to collect hints for further effort during the following teaching practice.
With the help from PER groups at UCB and RIT, the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Experimental Physics (E-CLASS) questionnaire has been translated into Chinese and put online this semester. Students in different years taking physics lab course in our teaching lab were all encouraged to complete the questionnaire.
We report on the initial results based on the samples collected this semester. Students' specialty, year as well as the gender will be taken as parameters to divide students into groups. Analysis will be carried out to see the common and diverse attitudes among these groups. We will further discuss the difference between attitudes of the Chinese students and attitudes of the students in USA. A brief comment on the further implementation of this survey in Chinese institutions, as well as suggestions of some modification, will also be presented.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Yongkang Le
Physics Teaching Lab, Fudan University
No. 220 Handan Road
Shanghai, Non U.S. 200433
Phone: 2165642365
and Co-Presenter(s)
Hao Wen: Physics Teaching Lab, Fudan University
Yuan Gao: Physics Teaching Lab, Fudan University
Cuiqin Bai: Physics Teaching Lab, Fudan University
Yan Cen: Physics Teaching Lab, Fudan University
Xi Yu: Physics Teaching Lab, Fudan University