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written by Melissa H. Dancy, Chandra Turpen, and Charles R. Henderson
As part of a larger ongoing study of physics faculty, we report on analysis of 15 interviews with Peer Instruction (PI) users. The analyses presented here address the following two research questions 1) How did PI users come to know about PI? and 2) What reasons do PI users give for first trying PI? In this paper we describe how faculty were first exposed to PI, and the avenues faculty used to subsequently learn more about PI such as workshops, informal discussions with colleagues, reading journal articles, etc. We also describe reasons that faculty give for initially trying PI such as dissatisfaction with lecture methods, easy trialability of PI, or their intuitive sense that PI was a better way to teach. Following a summary of our findings, we discuss implications for dissemination.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 117-120
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
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Education - Basic Research
- Sample Population
= Instructor: Faculty
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
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0715698
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01.40.Fk
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PERC 2010, dissemination, faculty development, faculty perceptions, introductory course, peer instruction
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M. Dancy, C. Turpen, and C. Henderson, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10404&DocID=1876).
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M. Dancy, C. Turpen, and C. Henderson, Why Do Faculty Try Research Based Instructional Strategies?, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10404&DocID=1876>.
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Dancy, M., Turpen, C., & Henderson, C. (2010, July 21-22). Why Do Faculty Try Research Based Instructional Strategies?. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10404&DocID=1876
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Dancy, M, C. Turpen, and C. Henderson. "Why Do Faculty Try Research Based Instructional Strategies?." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10404&DocID=1876 (accessed 20 October 2014).
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Dancy, Melissa, Chandra Turpen, and Charles Henderson. "Why Do Faculty Try Research Based Instructional Strategies?." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 117-120 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10404&DocID=1876>.
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