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)
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.
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
Traditional lecture courses leave students with more negative attitudes about physics when they finish the course than when they begin. Modeling Instruction may be different. Continue reading Maybe students can complete introductory physics and still have a positive view of physics