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written by Steven J. Pollock and Noah D. Finkelstein
Introductory calculus-based physics classes at the University of Colorado Boulder were significantly transformed beginning in 2004. They now regularly include: interactive engagement using clickers in large lecture settings, Tutorials in Introductory Physics with use of undergraduate Learning Assistants in recitation sections, and a staffed help-room setting where students work on personalized CAPA homework. We compile and summarize conceptual (FMCE and BEMA) pre- and post-data from over 9,000 unique students after 16 semesters of both Physics 1 and 2. Within a single institution with stable pre-test scores, we reproduce results of Hake's 1998 study that demonstrate the positive impacts of interactive engagement on student performance. We link the degree of faculty's use of interactive engagement techniques and their experience levels on student outcomes, and argue for the role of such systematic data collection in sustained course and institutional transformations.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 310-313
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
- Curriculum Development
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Education - Basic Research
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- Lower Undergraduate
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DOI:
10.1063/1.4789714
NSF Numbers:
0410744
0737118
0554616
PACSs:
01.30.Ib
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01.40.G-
01.40.gb
Keywords:
PERC 2012, assessment, course reform
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S. Pollock and N. Finkelstein, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12840&DocID=3373).
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S. Pollock and N. Finkelstein, Impacts of curricular change: Implications from 8 years of data in introductory physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12840&DocID=3373>.
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Pollock, S., & Finkelstein, N. (2012, August 1-2). Impacts of curricular change: Implications from 8 years of data in introductory physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved October 21, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12840&DocID=3373
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Pollock, Steven, and Noah Finkelstein. "Impacts of curricular change: Implications from 8 years of data in introductory physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12840&DocID=3373 (accessed 21 October 2014).
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Pollock, Steven, and Noah Finkelstein. "Impacts of curricular change: Implications from 8 years of data in introductory physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 310-313 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 21 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12840&DocID=3373>.
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