Date of Award

11-22-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology and University Honors

Department

Biology

First Advisor

Stephanie Wagner

Subjects

Physics -- Study and teaching, Physics -- Curricula, Educational surveys -- Colorado, Educational attainment -- Sex differences

DOI

10.15760/honors.512

Abstract

The Physics First sequence has been known to increase competence and test scores of students, but how is science identity developed through Physics First? Particularly, this study compares the differences between males and females to better understand if competence makes a difference in how science identity develops through Physics First. The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) is utilized to understand how science attitudes may reflect science identity. In focusing on the self-perceived aspect of science identity, real-world connections and self-efficacy categories in which science identity are evaluated. The study found significant negative shifts in real world connection attitudes among females who completed the Patterns Physics course.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24240

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