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Abstract Title: Student ownership of lab projects: evolution across temporal project phases
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 our model, ownership is more than an outcome that develops over time and is achieved by the project's end. Students may or may not experience ownership in any of three phases: choice of topic, execution of methods, and synthesis of results into reports or presentations.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session III
Poster Number: 3.D3

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Acacia Arielle
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: 3607426668
and Co-Presenter(s)
Ira Ché Lassen, Laura Ríos, H. J. Lewandowski, Dimitri R. Dounas-Frazer