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Minority students in classes with fixed-mindset instructors do worse than in classes with growth-mindset instructors. Continue reading Hey instructors, your beliefs can affect students’ grades (and not in a positive way)
Prior work has claimed that taking notes by hand is better than on a computer but this claim doesn’t appear to hold up. Continue reading Is taking notes on paper better than taking notes on a computer? Y- Maybe?
As more decimal places are shown in data, high school students seem less able to draw correct conclusions. Continue reading The more decimals, the more confusion
Yep, women who perform the same as men perform don’t feel they are as capable of doing physics. Continue reading Who feels more capable of doing physics: women with “A”s or men with “C”s? The answer probably won’t surprise you.
Getting a group of instructors together to grade can be difficult, but it seems to be worth the hassle. Continue reading Buy the pizza, have the grading party
Students of various levels have difficulties determining the energy of a quantum state. Continue reading What do students think about measuring the energy of a quantum state?
The GRE: great at acting as a barrier to underrepresented groups, not so good as a predictor of completing graduate school. Continue reading The GRE: what is it good for?
Null results are often not published, but can provide useful results. Continue reading When finding nothing is a result
Explicitly and implicitly recognizing students are physicists can help them identify as physicists. Continue reading You seem like a physicist
Students are often unfamiliar with sizes and distances of astronomical objects. Today’s study compares student knowledge about this topic at different educational levels. Continue reading How far is far? Investigating students’ knowledge about distance to astronomical objects