{\it Young Scholars Program}: Are we changing any attitudes?

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Session 2 -- Education
Display presentation, Monday, 30, 1994, 9:20-6:30

[2.01] {\it Young Scholars Program}: Are we changing any attitudes?

D. Hinz Tibben (Univ. of N. Iowa)

The Young Scholars Program , at the University of Northern Iowa, is a summer program in which students gain hands-on experience in the physical sciences and mathematics. Within this program, students gain experiences that they do not always have in the regular classroom through student-led discussions, lab investigations, and individual projects. The Young Scholars Program was used to investigate the question of student attitudes towards science and the learning environment. There was no change in attitude of science found. It was found that there are definite differences in attitude of learning environment between the normal classroom and the Young Scholars classroom. The most common attitude statements will be presented and arguments given for the importance of these types of experiences for students.

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