Can We Influence How Students View Physics

Anna Wetterer, University of Portland

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Abstract

Using the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey assessment and student interviews we examine changes in introductory physics student’s beliefs towards physics in general and toward reasoning and consistency checks when problem solving in particular.We present our results in relationship to previously done assessments and both what our results say about influencing student’s beliefs on physics and the reasoning behind student responses.