IPER programs: a narrative framework for program development

Michele W. McColgan, Robert J. Colesante, Lindsay Clark
2020 2019 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings   unpublished
In this paper, we describe both propositional and narrative frameworks to design and evaluate IPER programs. While a propositional framework provides a way to report on outcomes and is of interest to funders, a narrative framework provides insight into the lives of students and how a program fits into their life story. We have found that listening to students and understanding their lives provides insight into how to design a program that keeps students engaged, growing, and returning to the
more » ... gram year after year. Understanding the student narrative is essential and precedes the design of effective STEM programs.
doi:10.1119/perc.2019.pr.mccolgan fatcat:c2f6g34dj5dhvemw34mdikcrty