Assessing first-year undergraduate physics students' laboratory practices: seeking to encourage research behaviours

Kirsty Dunnett, Maire Gorman, Paul Bartlett

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

10 Dyfyniadau(SciVal)
175 Wedi eu Llwytho i Lawr (Pure)

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Encouraging positive inquiry-focused behaviours within the constraints of a physics teaching laboratory environment can be challenging. Here, we report on an implementation, the 'working grade' (w-grade), designed to directly assess aspects of students' laboratory practice with the aim of encouraging first-year undergraduate students to look beyond the concept of a 'correct outcome' to a physics experiment. The w-grade is composed of the five aspects of group work, querying, exploration, attitude and progress which are each marked on a 0, 1, 2, 3 scale. The initial implementation is presented in full as well as a second, simpler variant. The w-grade emphasises and directly rewards inquiry behaviours and students were much more willing to explore the experiments than in previous years
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Rhif yr erthygl015702
CyfnodolynEuropean Journal of Physics
Cyfrol40
Rhif cyhoeddi1
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 07 Rhag 2018

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