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Abstract Title: Navigating group work in computational projects: Case studies using self-assessments
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Abstract: Working in groups is often an essential part of courses with an emphasis on engaging in the practices of physics. While how students work together has been studied in the context of introductory physics laboratories and tutorials, it is under-studied in upper division physics courses. Here, we present case studies from a group project-based computational physics class, drawing on self-assessments in which students evaluated both themselves and their peers, as well as video data of students working in groups. We find that how students see themselves within groups and the types of intellectual contributions they make to work shift over time. Understanding these students' experiences can provide the foundation for future research in group dynamics in upper division, computational, and project-based physics courses.
Session Time: Poster Session 1
Poster Number: I-49

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Anneka Le
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
and Co-Presenter(s)
Anna McLean Phillips (she series), Tufts University
Ezra Gouvea (he/him/his), Tufts University
Brian Gravel (he/him/his), Tufts University
Timothy Atherton (he/him/his), Tufts University