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Abstract Title: Intellectual Humility: Mindsets and Behaviors of Introductory Physics Students
Abstract: Introductory courses must serve as platforms in which students gain scientific skills not only related to understanding physics material, but also related to collaboration and engagement with peers. Scientific inquiry necessitates one's abilities to be open-minded in terms of hearing evidence that contradicts his or her personal opinion, to be willing to discard any original misconceptions in the face of such alternative evidence, and to identify and pay appropriate attention to one's academic limitations.  Such a mindset is indicative of the quality of Intellectual Humility (IH), defined as "the owning of one's limitations." We present the results of a mixed methods study designed to better understand the role of IH in the learning of physics. Our results show the comparison of IH survey data from both a traditional and an interactive introductory physics course and an IH-oriented qualitative analysis of written reflections about in-class experiences for both groups.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A51

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Meagan Sundstrom
University of Connecticut
and Co-Presenter(s)
Fabiana Cardetti, University of Connecticut

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