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Oregon State University's (OSU) upper-division physics courses rearrange the traditional content to center around conceptual and mathematical ideas, with the aim of having students engage in authentic practices of physics in an interactive environment. The physics majors' introduction to Quantum Mechanics is the Quantum Measurements and Spin Paradigm (Spins). I taught this course using the existing activities in my first year at OSU. I am heavily influenced by the Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE) curriculum model that mirrors the goals of these upper- division courses. Having since spent two years implementing ISLE in the lower-division courses, when I taught the Spins course this year I modified some activities to align with ISLE methodology. I will discuss how the constructivist, scientific-abilities approach of ISLE helped me personalize the Spins course by providing connectivity between activities and a stronger emphasis on the goals surrounding preparing our students to think like physicists.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 17-20
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Education - Applied Research
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Quantum Physics
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A preprint of the work is available. A hard copy of the PERC 2010 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
DOI:
10.1063/1.3515192
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.gb, 03.65.Ta
Keywords:
ISLE, PERC 2010, Spin Paradigm, active learning, paradigms, quantum mechanics
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D. Demaree, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10370&DocID=1846).
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D. Demaree, Applying ISLE Ideas to Active Engagement in the Spins Paradigm presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10370&DocID=1846>.
APA Format
Demaree, D. (2010, July 21-22). Applying ISLE Ideas to Active Engagement in the Spins Paradigm. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10370&DocID=1846
Chicago Format
Demaree, Dedra. "Applying ISLE Ideas to Active Engagement in the Spins Paradigm." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10370&DocID=1846 (accessed 1 September 2014).
MLA Format
Demaree, Dedra. "Applying ISLE Ideas to Active Engagement in the Spins Paradigm." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 17-20 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10370&DocID=1846>.
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