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  Session: PER: Evaluating Instructional Strategies II
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Interplay Between Beliefs and Learning in Mixed-level Introductory Physics
  Meeting: 2014 Summer Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Location: N/A
  Time: 1:00PM
  Author: Brent W. Barker, Roosevelt University
312-341-3739, bbarker@roosevelt.edu
  Co-Author(s): Kayla Fouch
  Abstract: Introductory calculus and non-calculus physics classes are combined into a single section with an additional calculus discussion section afterwards. Others have found a correlation between student beliefs about learning physics and conceptual learning. We investigate this correlation within our mostly life-sciences population and explore the effect of the calculus discussion section on these beliefs and learning.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Barker-2014-07-aaptsm-smalln-gains.pdf

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