Correlating student interest and high school preparation with learning and performance in an introductory university physics course

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Jason J. B. Harlow; David M. Harrison; Andrew Meyertholen;
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
  • Journal: Physical Review Special Topics. Physics Education Research (issn: 1554-9178)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.10.010112
  • Subject: Special aspects of education | LC8-6691
    acm: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION

We have studied the correlation of student performance in a large first year university physics course with their reasons for taking the course and whether or not the student took a senior-level high school physics course. Performance was measured both by the Force Conc... View more
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