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Abstract Title: Analysis of students perceptions of classroom structure, belongingness, and motivation in an introductory physics course
Abstract: What motivates a student to learn and how they perceive their classroom structures have a significant effect on learning. In an introductory physics course, we find that in particular students tend to focus on superficial markers of success and not on mastering central concepts. For a foundational course, this is of particular concern. In this study, we present narratives from students highlighting their differing orientations towards achievement and learning, which we roughly categorize as mastery or performance. Our preliminary analysis is the first step towards a framework for student motivation and achievement strategies in introductory physics, and complements work in belonging.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: 1.G1
Contributed Paper Record: Contributed Paper Information
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Laura Rios
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 94307
Phone: 9159206204
and Co-Presenter(s)
Alfredo Sanchez
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407