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New Instrument for Measuring Student Beliefs about Physics and Learning Physics: The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey.
The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) is a new instrument designed to measure student beliefs about physics and about learning physics. This instrument extends previous work byExpand
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Development and Validation of Instruments to Measure Learning of Expert‐Like Thinking
This paper describes the process for creating and validating an assessment test that measures the effectiveness of instruction by probing how well that instruction causes students in a class to thinkExpand
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When learning about the real world is better done virtually: A study of substituting computer simulations for laboratory equipment
This paper examines the effects of substituting a computer simulation for real laboratory equipment in the second semester of a large-scale introductory physics course. The direct current circuitExpand
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A Study of Educational Simulations Part 1 - Engagement and Learning
Interactive computer simulations with complex representa tions and sophisticated graphics are a relatively new addition to the classroom, and research in this area is limited. Expand
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Why Peer Discussion Improves Student Performance on In-Class Concept Questions
When students answer an in-class conceptual question individually using clickers, discuss it with their neighbors, and then revote on the same question, the percentage of correct answers typicallyExpand
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AIP Conference Proceedings: Correlating Student Beliefs With Student Learning Using The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey
A number of instruments have been designed to probe the variety of attitudes, beliefs, expectations, and epistemological frames taught in our physics courses. Expand
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Modifying and Validating the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Use in Chemistry
The chemistry version of the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS-Chem) is a new instrument designed to measure students' (novices') beliefs about chemistry and learning chemistryExpand
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PhET: Interactive Simulations for Teaching and Learning Physics
The Physics Education Technology (PhET) project creates useful simulations for teaching and learning physics and makes them freely available from the PhET website (http://phet.colorado.edu). TheExpand
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PhET: Simulations That Enhance Learning
682 EDUCATIONFORUM R esearch on learning shows that students learn better when they construct their own understanding of scientific ideas within the framework of their existing knowledge (1). ToExpand
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