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written by Nasser M. Juma, Elizabeth Gire, Kristan Corwin, Brian Washburn, and N. Sanjay Rebello
During spring 2010 six students enrolled in an advanced electronics lab worked in pairs on ill-structured capstone projects. They designed electronic circuitry to automate experiments that were completed in a previous advanced physics lab. Some ill-structured features of these capstone projects included open-ended goals, limited guidance from the instructor and the possibility of multiple solution paths. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with both the students and the instructor of the class, before and after the students worked on these ill-structured capstone projects to gauge the participants' expectations of the projects before they began and their views about these projects after they were completed. We report on the pre- and post-project impressions of the students and instructors regarding this ill-structured learning experience.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 181-184
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10.1063/1.3515193
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01.40.J-
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PERC 2010, laboratories, programming, research initiatives, teaching demonstrations
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N. Juma, E. Gire, K. Corwin, B. Washburn, and N. Rebello, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12739&DocID=3284).
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N. Juma, E. Gire, K. Corwin, B. Washburn, and N. Rebello, Students' and Instructor's Impressions of Ill-structured Capstone Projects in an Advanced Electronics Lab, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12739&DocID=3284>.
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Juma, N., Gire, E., Corwin, K., Washburn, B., & Rebello, N. (2010, July 21-22). Students' and Instructor's Impressions of Ill-structured Capstone Projects in an Advanced Electronics Lab. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12739&DocID=3284
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Juma, N, E. Gire, K. Corwin, B. Washburn, and N. Rebello. "Students' and Instructor's Impressions of Ill-structured Capstone Projects in an Advanced Electronics Lab." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12739&DocID=3284 (accessed 25 October 2014).
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Juma, Nasser, Elizabeth Gire, Kristan Corwin, Brian Washburn, and N. Sanjay Rebello. "Students' and Instructor's Impressions of Ill-structured Capstone Projects in an Advanced Electronics Lab." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 181-184 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12739&DocID=3284>.
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