University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Friday, March 24th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Brita Nellermoe, University of St. Thomas
Subject: Student Study Practices, Self-Efficacy, and Classroom Performance

Student surveys from the introductory Physics classes at the University of St. Thomas explore the relationships between student study practices, self-efficacy and classroom performance, including test and class grades. Short-answer surveys were given to a total of approximately 100 students, evenly divided between Calculus-based introductory Physics and Algebra-based introductory Physics. These short answer surveys have been coded and correlated to student grades and in-class observed practices. This talk will discuss preliminary results of the study, both surprising and not, possible further areas of exploration and the relationship with related studies.

The weekly calendar is also available via subscription to the physics-announce mailing list, and by RSS feed.