Design labs: Students' expectations and reality

Eugenia Etkina, Sahana Murthy

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Abstract

In a study reported in PERC 2004 the authors described how introductory physics labs in which students design their own experiments help them develop scientific abilities. These include the ability to design an experiment to solve a problem, to collect and analyze data and to communicate the details of the experimental procedure. The goal of the present study is to investigate the social aspect of student learning in these labs: whether students' expectations are consistent with the goals of the labs, whether student assessment of their learning in the labs matches the goals, and whether students perceive the labs as helpful in learning useful skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 Physics Education Research Conference
Pages97-100
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 14 2006
Event2005 Physics Education Research Conference - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2005Aug 11 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume818
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other2005 Physics Education Research Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period8/10/058/11/05

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Plant Science
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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Etkina, E., & Murthy, S. (2006). Design labs: Students' expectations and reality. In 2005 Physics Education Research Conference (pp. 97-100). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 818). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2177032
Etkina, Eugenia ; Murthy, Sahana. / Design labs : Students' expectations and reality. 2005 Physics Education Research Conference. 2006. pp. 97-100 (AIP Conference Proceedings).
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