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Abstract Title: Student ownership of lab projects: manifestation in student-project interactions
Abstract: [This abstract represents one part of a two-part study; some language is reproduced in another abstract.] Our team is studying student ownership of projects, a significant learning outcome in many project-based lab courses. An empirical model of ownership will support educators and researchers in the practice, design, and implementation of courses that encourage student ownership. Our preliminary model was based on analysis of a subset of survey and interview data from five Western and Midwestern physics departments. In this talk, I will demonstrate how this ownership model maps onto our full dataset, including stimulated recall interviews, and what educational implications emerge from further analysis. In prior work, we described ownership as a relationship between students and their projects. Material, cognitive, and affective student-project interactions composed the resulting ownership model. These interactions included student contributions to their projects, student understanding of project topics, and student emotional responses to progress and setbacks.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: 1.B4

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ira Ché Lassen
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 509 885 6961
and Co-Presenter(s)
Acacia Arielle, Laura Ríos, H. J. Lewandowski, Dimitri R. Dounas-Frazer