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Abstract Title: SIMBA and PUMBA: surveys for developing and measuring student buy-in
Abstract: Studio physics classes typically implement collaborative student-centered instructional techniques that students may not be expecting when they first come to class. The difference in student expectations and the reality of the studio class can lead to student resistance to these techniques. However, getting students to have the proper expectations for the class could be just the start of reducing student resistance. Further reduction can come from efforts to get students to agree that the studio class format is the best way to learn physics. We refer to the proper expectations and agreement with the class format as "buy-in". We have developed a survey for instructors and another for students that will be used to determine the best methods to gain student buy-in. In this introduction to the surveys, we report on their development, format, and how they are used to create a measure of buy-in.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Matthew Wilcox
University of Central Florida
4111 Libra Drive
Orlando, FL 32816
Phone: 4439059676
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jacquelyn J. Chini, University of Central Florida