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Abstract Title: Growth Mindset and Agency in Learning Physics Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Abstract: What physics majors feel is possible to learn in physics has implications for what they are able to learn. This is especially critical for innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) that students may not see as part of physics. We analyzed data from the PIPELINE national survey to describe student perceptions regarding innovation and entrepreneurship and how learnable students find each aspect.  Findings using descriptive statistics and thematic coding from 100 physics majors illustrate the aspects of physics that most commonly demonstrate a growth mindset among undergraduate physics majors. Students with a growth mindset described multiple elements that contributed to their learnability of I&E in physics including: access to learning opportunities in physics classes or autonomy for learning outside of physics, attitudes toward learning I&E that avoided arrogance while employing confidence and asking for help, messaging from professors and peers that demonstrated value, relevance to students' interests or career goals, and self-efficacy.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A49

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Daryl L. Moore
High Point University
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268
Phone: 336-841-9158
and Co-Presenter(s)
Anne E. Leak, High Point University

Benjamin M. Zwickl, Rochester Institute of Technology

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