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As a result of dissatisfaction with the traditional lecture-based model of education a large number of reform-oriented instructional innovations have been developed, enacted, and studied in undergraduate physics courses. While previous work has shown that the impact of instructional innovations on student learning has been overwhelmingly positive, it has also been highly variable. The purpose of this analysis is to investigate this variability. For this analysis, 79 published studies on undergraduate physics instructional innovations were analyzed with respect to the types of innovations used and the methodological characteristics of the studies themselves. The findings of this analysis have indicated that nearly half of the variability in effect size can be accounted for by study design characteristics rather than by the characteristics of the innovations used. However, a subsequent analysis illustrated that one specific innovation, Workshop/Studio Physics, appears to be particularly effective within the observed sample of studies.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 223-226
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Effect, Instructional Innovation, Meta-Analysis, PERC 2011, Synthesis
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H. Iverson, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11696&DocID=2573).
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H. Iverson, Understanding the Variable Effect of Instructional Innovations on Student Learning presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11696&DocID=2573>.
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Iverson, H. (2011, August 3-4). Understanding the Variable Effect of Instructional Innovations on Student Learning. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved April 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11696&DocID=2573
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Iverson, Heidi. "Understanding the Variable Effect of Instructional Innovations on Student Learning." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11696&DocID=2573 (accessed 20 April 2014).
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Iverson, Heidi. "Understanding the Variable Effect of Instructional Innovations on Student Learning." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 223-226 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference. 20 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11696&DocID=2573>.
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