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written by David T. Brookes and Yuhfen Lin
Physics students enter our classroom with significant learning experiences and learning goals that are just as important as their prior knowledge. Consequently, they have expectations about how they should be taught. The instructor enters the same classroom and presents the students with materials and assessments that he/she believes reflect his/her learning goals for the students. When students encounter a reformed physics class, there is often a "misalignment" between students' perceptions, and learning goals the instructor designed for the students. We want to propose that alignment can be achieved in a reformed physics class by taking a holistic view of the classroom. In other words, it is not just about teaching physics, but a problem of social engineering. We will discuss how we applied this social engineering idea on multiple scales (individual students, groups, and the whole class) to achieve alignment between students' expectations and the instructor's learning goals.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 131-134
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Education - Applied Research
- Classroom Management
- Curriculum Development
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= Course Goals
- Learning Environment
Education - Basic Research
- Behavior
- Communication
- Societal Issues
= Cultural Issues
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
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- Graduate/Professional
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
PERC 2011, Physics education, attitudes, learning environment, learning goals, motivation
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D. Brookes and Y. Lin, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11830&DocID=2680).
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D. Brookes and Y. Lin, Designing a physics learning environment: A holistic approach presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11830&DocID=2680>.
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Brookes, D., & Lin, Y. (2011, August 3-4). Designing a physics learning environment: A holistic approach. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved July 29, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11830&DocID=2680
Chicago Format
Brookes, David T., and Yuhfen Lin. "Designing a physics learning environment: A holistic approach." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11830&DocID=2680 (accessed 29 July 2014).
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Brookes, David T., and Yuhfen Lin. "Designing a physics learning environment: A holistic approach." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 131-134 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference. 29 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11830&DocID=2680>.
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