Blogging in the physics classroom: A research-based approach to shaping students’ attitudes toward physics

  title={Blogging in the physics classroom: A research-based approach to shaping students’ attitudes toward physics},
  author={Gintaras Dūda and Katherine Garrett},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
Although there has been much research on how to help students learn physics, students still come away without a deep understanding of how physics has transformed the world around them and almost all leave with decreased expectations and a more negative attitude toward physics. We discuss an experiment to address this problem: a course weblog which discusses real-world applications of physics and engages students in discussion and thinking outside of class. Students’ attitudes toward the value… 

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