Wake Innovative Noyce Scholars (WINS) Leah McCoy, PI Samantha Freiberg, Scholar Anna Hester, Scholar Joseph Hester, Scholar. Action Research in STEM Classrooms. Action Research Process. Identify a topic (question) in the classroom Seek information (related studies)
How does the use of graphing calculators support conceptual understanding in mathematics?
“…it depends on the way they taught you. Sometimes it’s simpler by hand or sometimes the calculator helps more…”
How does having students identify self-relevant future goals and form related sub-goals affect their perception of relevance, task instrumentality, and achievement in a math class?
Miller and Brickman (2004)
Proposed a new model focusing on personal, future goals
Personal Future Goal->Formation of Subgoal->View Task as Related ;> Increased Motivation
Kadlec, Friedman, and Public Agenda (2007)
Most students don’t think math is relevant
76% of students attributed others’ failures in math/science to perceiving the topics as irrelevant
Motivation is difficult
Measures and Analysis
To what extent does the incorporation of humanistic, research-based science stories impact biology students’ identity in science?
Treatment & Analysis