Gender Differences in Norwegian Engineering Students’ Understanding of Newtonian Mechanics
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OriginalversjonUNIPED. 2020, 43 (1), 19-32. 10.18261/issn.1893-8981-2020-01-03
An investigation of the gender gap in engineering students’ understanding of Newtonian physics has been done. The results indicate a noticeable gender gap, in addition to an effect due to differences in preparation, i.e. physics courses in secondary school. The gender gap after university instruction decreases in the case of a higher degree of preparation, while the gender gap is unchanged or widens for students with a lower degree of preparation after university instruction.